Showing posts with label Rule 5. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rule 5. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Nationals returned Rule 5 pick Elvin Ramirez to the Mets


The Nationals returned Rule 5 pick Elvin Ramirez to the Mets, the team announced in a news release.

Ramirez, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher, missed the entire season after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Nationals technically kept Ramirez on their 25-man roster all season, but since he spent the entire year on the disabled list the Nationals would have had to keep Ramirez on their 25-man roster all of next season in order to keep him in the organization.

The Nationals chose Ramirez from the Mets with the sixth pick of last December’s Rule 5 draft. Ramirez, 24, has thrown only 6 2/3 innings above Class A. The Nationals will get $25,000 back from the Mets in the transaction.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Coming Out of the Pen for the Mets, Pedro Beato?


The Mets selected Pedro Beato with their second pick in the Rule 5 Draft. He projects as a middle reliever and might be able to have an immediate impact on the major league roster.

Beato was actually drafted by the Mets in the 17th round in 2005 but did not sign. The following year, the Orioles selected him with the 32nd overall pick and were able to sign him.

The Mets brought in D.J. Carrasco for some bullpen help at the Winter Meetings. They also signed Boof Bonser, but he will provide insurance at AAA. Pat Misch and Manny Acosta are still in house and will be competing for spots.

While some scouts say Beato is not quite ready for the bigs, his 2010 numbers for the AA Bowie Baysox
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