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Yankees lose six players to the Rule-5 draft, acquire one

The Yankees’ minor league systems is deep even beyond the flashy prospects, and as a result, they had six players they chose not to protect on the 40-man roster selected by other clubs in the Rule-5 draft. Only one of the six Yankees, RHP Nick Green, was selected in the Major League phase, while five players were selected in the Triple-A phase. The Yankees chose one player of their own in the Triple-A phase in RHP Adonis De la Cruz. A friendly reminder for those who are not familiar with the Rule-5 draft, the teams who select these players must keep them on their active roster of either the Major League or Triple-A team, depending on the phase of selection, or be offered back to their former club. Here is a breakdown of Cruz and who the Yankees lost:

BBB Podcast #7: Breakdown of the Justin Wilson and Starlin Castro Trades

In the seventh episode of the Bronx Bomber Blog Podcast, Phil Akre, Chad Raines, and Bryan Peng discuss the two most recent trades that occurred during the week at the Winter Meetings. First, we break down the trade that sent Justin Wilson to the Detroit Tigers and the impact it has on the Yankees bullpen. We conclude with a discussion on the trade that sent Starlin Castro from the Chicago Cubs to the Yankees. Subscribe for weekly podcasts starring your BBB writers!



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