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The six players Rangers protected from the Rule 5 draft, and why

(Rangers Today contributor/Davison Wang)



Chris Young didn’t have the exact number of prospects the Rangers considered protecting from the Rule 5 draft, but suffice to say, it was a long list. Really long.

Ultimately, the Rangers added six Thursday to their 40-man roster. They needed to trade right-hander Dennis Santana to Atlanta for cash considerations to create a sixth spot.

Young, the general manager who is wading through is first offseason in charge, wanted to protect more. No one likes the idea of potentially losing prospects, especially a team that has spent two-plus years rebuilding its farm system into one of the best in baseball.

“At this time,” Young said, “we could only protect so many.”

The Rule 5 draft is Dec. 7 at the winter meetings in San Diego. There is no guarantee that the Rangers will lose any prospects, but they felt they would have lost one of the following six had they not been added to the 40-man roster.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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    1. Jeff Wilson November 16, 2022

      The last I heard is that my IT guy was waiting for you to respond to his latest email. I don’t have have any idea what’s going on. Contact Andy at support@rangerstoday.com.

  2. A Stephens November 23, 2022

    I just kept his temp password and saved it, so I can log in every time without seeing nor needing to search for password.. Not an issue as I don’t use anything like it anywhere else.


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