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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 #15: Derek Jeter night, Masahiro Tanaka, and the Yankees starting rotation troubles

In this 15th edition of the Bronx Bomber Ball Podcast, Steven Eareckson and Chad Raines discuss a wide ranges of issues pertaining to the 2017 New York Yankees. Steven and Chad begin by sharing their takes on Derek Jeter night, and paying tribute to the Captain's legendary and respectable career. The two then switch gears to talk about the disappointing game that succeeded the ceremony, delving further into the series defeat at the hands of the talented Houston Astros. You won't want to miss the hot takes on Masahiro Tanaka. Is he really an ace? Should he be a Yankee next year? These questions, along with many more related to the recent struggles of the rotation, potential trades in the coming months, and even creative hypotheticals are answered in our latest podcast!