Four top prospects added to Mets' roster

November 21, 2017

Teams must add players who signed their first professional contracts at age 18 or younger within five Minor League seasons, or those who signed at 19 or older within four seasons, or they become eligible for other clubs to take in the Rule 5 Draft. Clubs pay $100,000 to make a Rule 5 selection, but if that player doesn’t stay on his new organization’s active roster for the entire next…

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Braves claim Dayton, acquire Ravin from LA

November 21, 2017

• Hot Stove Tracker Dayton underwent Tommy John surgery in August and thus will likely miss most if not all of the 2018 season. The 29-year-old Alabama native posted a 2.05 ERA as he made the first 25 appearances of his career last year. He opened this season with eight consecutive scoreless appearances and then began to struggle just before being placed on the disabled list in May. He pitched…

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Dodgers send Ravin to Braves for cash

November 21, 2017

Ravin was a fifth-round Draft pick of the Reds out of high school in 2006. He broke into the Majors with the Dodgers in 2015 and has made 33 relief appearances in the big leagues over the last three seasons. Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. Share This Email Print

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Young prospects join Brewers' 40-man roster

November 21, 2017

The Rule 5 Draft is Dec. 14. Clubs pay $100,000 to select a player in the Major League phase, and that player must remain on the big league roster or be offered back to his original team for $50,000. All four of the Brewers’ additions Monday were acquired in trades over the past three years. “You’re always worried about roster crunch, but I do think the four players we protected…

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Prospect Beede among 4 added to 40-man

November 21, 2017

• Hot Stove Tracker A groin injury limited Beede, ranked San Francisco’s No. 3 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, to 19 starts this past season with Triple-A Sacramento. He finished 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 109 innings. Rated eighth among the franchise’s prospects by MLBPipeline.com, Garcia was named a midseason and postseason All-Star while hitting .272 with 17 homers and 65 RBIs for Class A Advanced San Jose….

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Lefty Miller added to D-backs' 40-man roster

November 20, 2017

Miller, who was selected by the D-backs in the 11th round of the 2014 Draft out of Vanderbilt University, had a 2.93 ERA last season in 53 relief appearances for Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Reno. While with Reno, Miller had a 1.72 ERA and limited opponents to a .147 batting average. Miller was converted from starter to reliever prior to the 2016 season, and it was around that time that…

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Outfielder Lee among 6 added to Miami roster

November 20, 2017

By protecting all six on the 40-man roster, the Marlins ensured they will not be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft in December. The 26-year-old Smith spent a majority of the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 9-1 with a 2.39 ERA in 98 innings. He briefly pitched for the Yankees, tossing 18 2/3 innings and posting a 7.71 ERA. Cooper, a 6-foot-6 first baseman, played in 13 games with the…

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Top prospect De La Cruz put on 40-man roster

November 20, 2017

• Hot Stove Tracker Ranked No. 1 on MLB.com’s list of Top 30 Cubs prospects, De La Cruz, 22, went 4-3 with a 3.46 ERA in 12 starts for Class A Myrtle Beach last season. Overall, he has gone 20-10 with a 2.83 ERA in 53 Minor League appearances, all but four as a starter, over the past five seasons. He originally signed with the Cubs as a undrafted free…

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Reds add 6 players to 40-man roster

November 20, 2017

The moves gave Cincinnati 39 players, and left space for one more addition. • Hot Stove Tracker Players who signed at the age of 18 or younger become eligible for the Rule 5 Draft after five seasons. Those who were 19 or older have to be protected within four seasons. Any eligible player left off the roster becomes available to the other 29 teams in the Rule 5 Draft on…

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Padres protect left-handers Castillo, Wieck

November 20, 2017

• Hot Stove Tracker Any players selected in the Rule 5 Draft, which will be held at next month’s Winter Meetings, must remain in the Major Leagues for an entire season or they’re offered back to their original clubs. Castillo, 21, is entering his fourth year in the Padres’ organization after being acquired from the Rays in the three-team trade that brought Wil Myers to San Diego. Castillo posted a…

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