MINORS: 2012 Rule 5 recap

by Rob Gordon and Jeremy Deloney

With the major league baseball Winter Meetings wrapping up in Nashville, teams took part in the annual Rule 5 draft.  Players eligible to be drafted included those who have at least five years of minor league experience and have been left of their team’s 40-man roster.  The selecting team must have room on their own 40-man roster and the player must be on the team’s active 25-man roster for the entire 2013 season or else be returned to their original organization.

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