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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 #9: Spring Story Lines, Top Prospects, and the Bullpen

After a long hiatus, the Bronx Bomber Blog Podcast is back with its 9th episode, featuring Chad Raines, Phil Akre, and Sammy Criscitello. Chad, Phil, and Sammy discuss Aroldis Chapman, James Kaprielian, the Yankees bullpen, some top prospects, and the depth of the Yankees outfield. The young men also discuss Mark Teixeira and his controversial statement of wanting to play until he's 40, how Greg Bird will be replaced, and whether you will be able to spot BBB writers in action in Tampa for some Yankees Spring Training games!

As the season gets started in about 5 weeks, get ready for more periodic podcasts and let's go Yankees!



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