2016 Rule 5 Draft

2016 Winter Meetings (Day Four) - Rule 5 Draft

The 2016 MLB Rule 5 Draft will be the last order of "official" business at the Winter Meetings Thursday morning.

SELECTED BY CUBS IN MAJOR LEAGUE PHASE:
NONE
NOTE
: The Cubs acquired LHP from the Milwaukee Brewers for a Player to Be Named Later (or cash) after the conclusion of the draft. Smith was selected by the Brewers from the New York Yankees AAA Scranton affiliate in the Major League Phase (so the Cubs assume the Rule 5 obligations that go with selecting a player in the Major League Phase). Smith must be added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) immediately (and tendered a major league contract by 5 PM Eastern), so the Cubs now have 36 players on their MLB 40-man roster (four slots are open).

CUBS MINOR LEAGUERS SELECTED IN MAJOR LEAGUE PHASE
:
, RHP (by Atlanta Braves from Cubs AAA Iowa affiliate)

CUBS MINOR LEAGUERS SELECTED IN AAA PHASE: :
, INF (by Arizona Diamondbacks AAA Reno affiliate from Cubs AA Tennessee affiliate)

PLAYERS SELECTED BY CUBS IN AAA PHASE:
, INF (by Cubs AAA Iowa affiliate from New York Yankees AA Trenton affiliate)

Rule 5 Draft Roster Decisions Loom for Cubs

11/18 UPDATE: The Cubs have selected the contracts of LHP from Iowa, C-1B and OF from Tennessee, and RHP from Myrtle Beach, and all four have been added to the Cubs (40-man roster).

The Cubs also claimed LHP off waivers from the Seattle Mariners today, so the Cubs MLB Reserve List now stands at 39 (one slot is open).

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