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What is rule 5.

by Richard Disano
(Kitchener,Ont.,Canada)

Richard asked: Pitchers R picked up through a rule 5. What does that mean?



Rick answered: Richard, thank you for your question.

The Rule 5 draft is a MLB player draft that occurs each year in December, at the annual winter meeting of General Managers.

The Rule 5 draft aims to prevent teams from stockpiling too many young players on their minor league affiliate teams, when other teams would be willing to have them play in the majors.

The rule 5 Draft is named for it's place in Major League rules.


Yours in baseball,

Rick

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