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Three Losses of the Rule 5 Draft

The Orioles took a gamble leaving Steve Johnson off their 40-man roster and now he, and the Giants, will benefit from it. But, it does not mean he is gone for good. ITO breaks down the three losses of the Rule 5 Draft inside.

Steve Johnson SP, 22 years old, Double-A Bowie to San Francisco Giants This was the biggest gamble, albeit fairly low risk. Leaving a 22-year-old pitcher with success at the Double-A level off the 40-man roster would be tempting to many teams in the Rule 5 Draft. It is also a low risk move for the Giants to put him in a long-relief role in the bullpen if they so desire. For now, the Orioles...

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