Rule 5 results
A total of
19 clubs participated in the Major League phase of Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft, none of which
decided to take players within the A’s organization. There was thinking that
speedy outfielder Corey Wimberly could represent a possible choice for other
teams, but he proved safe by morning’s end.
The A’s, meanwhile, chose not to participate in the Major League portion. But in the Minor
League phase, they gained right-hander Jeiler Castillo from the Houston
Astros’ organization. Castillo owns a career 10-12 record with a 3.89 ERA in 82
games — 13 starts — over 201.1 innings in five professional seasons.
Oakland also lost two of their own hurlers in the Minor League portion, as they
watched the Angels take righty Daniel Sattler and the Phillies choose right-hander
The Rule 5 Draft signals an ending to the Winter Meetings here in Florida. Most A’s officials, including assistant general manager David Forst, have already left. Unlike other clubs such as the Red Sox, the A’s didn’t make any splashes here this week. However, they were involved in numerous talks and I would imagine a deal to take place in the next week or so.