You would think he'd have to be on his way up. If he isn't, wouldn't he be subject to waivers? Essentially, they avoided placing him on waivers by using a conditioning stint as an excuse. But being that that stint is over, keeping him in the minors would be like a demotion, which, in his cause, requires clearing waivers.
Lets hope CP's stupidity shines through here and he forgets about him sitting in the minors...then someone nabs him. Wow, we can dream, right?