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Rangers don’t pick, lose anyone in the Rule 5 Draft

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The Rangers didn’t select anyone or lose anyone in the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft

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The Texas Rangers did not lose anyone, or select anyone, in the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft today.

Last year the Rangers lost Reed Garrett to the Detroit Tigers in the Rule 5 Draft, but he was returned to the Rangers during the season. Texas selected righthanded pitcher Chris Ellis in 2019, and then traded him to the Kansas City Royals after the draft, and acquired pitcher Jordan Romano, who was selected by the Chicago White Sox, in a trade that same day. Romano was returned to the Toronto Blue Jays, his original team, in spring training. Texas claimed Kyle Dowdy, another Rule 5 pitcher, on waivers in spring training, and kept him until August, when he was returned to the Cleveland Indians, his original club.

The Rangers weren’t expected to select anyone today. Pitcher Joe Barlow and infielder Eli White we’re seem as candidates to be selected from the Rangers by another team.

The Rangers have lost lefthanded pitcher Brady Feigl and shortstop Michael De Leon in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft. Texas has selected righthanded pitcher Eris Filpo from the Colorado Rockies and righthanded pitcher Andriu Marin in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft.

Players selected in the minor league portion don’t have any 2020 rostering requirements — they are lost and don’t have to be offered back.