Rule 5 Draft


The Nationals selected the contract of three prospects Thursday evening, adding them to the club's 40-man roster and protecting them from being taken away in next month's Rule 5 draft.


ARLINGTON, Tex. –- Jason Garcia is close to losing his Rule 5 status. Once Tuesday comes, Garcia won’t be just one of 25 players, and the Orioles can pick and choose their spots with him.


BALTIMORE –- Jason Garcia became the 10th Oriole to go on the disabled list. He was placed on the DL retroactive to Monday with right shoulder tendinitis.


The wildest Winter Meetings in more than 20 years ended on Thursday. For the Orioles, it wasn’t very wild at all.


SAN DIEGO — A Winter Meetings that saw the Nationals sign zero free agents and make zero trades concluded Thursday morning with zero players selected and zero players lost in both the major-league