MLB portion of the rule 5 draft canceled

Ale Xander

killed off Vin Scully
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Oct 31, 2013
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Had to look up what the minor league version of Rule 5 was.

There is also a minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft. Any player who is on the 38-player Triple-A roster is protected from being picked in the minor league Rule 5 draft.
There are no eligibility rules that have to be maintained in the minor league phase. The player is drafted, the player's old organization is paid $24,500 and immediately the player becomes a member of his new organization. Almost all of the players picked in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft are viewed as useful organizational players for their new team, but occasionally a player does find his way to the majors with his new organization. Top players picked in the minor league Rule 5 draft include Alexi Ogando, Justin Bour, Omar Narvaez and Alejandro De Aza.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, a former minor league second baseman for the Rockies, gets picked often in the minor league Rule 5 draft. He's been invited to spring training to speak to the team that selected him and wear the uniform. He got an at-bat for the Yankees last season in spring training. It's becoming a Rule 5 tradition for him to be picked.
 

jon abbey

Shanghai Warrior
Dope
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NY took Matt Krook from TB last year in the minor league rule 5, a 27 year old SP who was very successful in AA and AAA for NY in 2021, and who ironically would have been possibly taken in the rule 5 this year but will now certainly be protected on the AAA roster.
 

GB5

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Aug 26, 2013
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What is the eligibility rule to becoem a minor league agent? 5 years in system, not above AA, something like that?