Rule 5 Draft


For the Orioles, the Rule 5 draft is serious business.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Orioles will take a player in Thursday’s Rule 5 draft. They always do.


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.