Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rule 5 Draft Explained

The Rule 5 draft is a Major League Baseball player draft that occurs each year in December, at the annual Winter Meeting of general managers

The Rule 5 draft was created to prevent teams from grabbing too many young players on their 
minor league teams when other teams would be willing to have them play in the majors. The Rule 5 draft is named for its place in Major League Rules. 



Any player selected under Rule 5 is immediately added to his new team's 40-man roster;
 
thus, teams who do not have an available roster spot may not participate in the Rule 5 draft.

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