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Minor League Rule V Report

The San Diego Padres filled out their minor league rosters with five selections from other teams' minor leagues. Four came from the Triple-A phase and another from the Double-A phase. They also lost five players, four from the Triple-A phase and one from the Double-A phase. A recap of the Padres' pickups and views from two scouts on the additions and the loss of one player in particular.

The Minor League phase of the Rule V Draft is basically a tool for major league teams to fill out affiliates rather than obtain talent. The Triple-A and Double-A segments of the Rule 5 draft come with price tags of $12,000 and $4,000 respectively. Minor league players not protected on the reserve lists at the Double-A and Class A levels are subject to selection. Very few, if any, major leaguers...

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