Rule 5 preview
By releasing right-hander Ross Ohlendorf late Wednesday night, the Pirates have opened up a roster spot in case they want to take a player in the Rule 5 Draft. I won’t pretend to be an expert on this Draft, since it includes players most don’t know much about. But I will send you to Jonathan Mayo’s piece on MLB.com that lists some of the likeliest players to be taken.
The Pirates pick eighth in the Draft. According to Mayo, pitcher Diego Moreno seems the likeliest playerfor the Pirates to lose. Moreno was left unprotected by Pittsburgh, but has had a great showing in winter ball this offseason.
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