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Padres Rule 5 Preview

Padres Rule 5 Preview

The San Diego Padres will head into the Rule 5 Draft with the prospect of losing several players, particularly in the minor league portion. We take a look at both the major and minor league phases of the Rule 5 Draft, citing all the players on the Triple-A reserved list.

Players classified to the Triple-A reserve list must be selected in the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft. It costs a team $50K to select the player and he must remain on the selecting team's big league 25-man roster for the entire season or be offered back to the original team at a cost of $25K. The likelihood of losing players in the major league phase appears thin but we will look at...

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