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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 #8: Aroldis Chapman Trade and Q&A Session

In the eighth episode of the Bronx Bomber Blog Podcast, Chad Raines, Bryan Peng, and Steven Eareckson discuss the trade that brought Aroldis Chapman into the Bronx and its effect on the bullpen as well as the starting rotation. We conclude with answering your questions, which you can send by tweeting them to @bronxbomberblog using the hashtag #BBBMailbag on Twitter.



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