The Angels already had a full 40 man roster so they could not make a selection under the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft. The Rule 5 draft results are here. It doesn’t appear that any Angels farm hands were drafted in the major league portion. Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani both made it onto the All-MLB team. Taylor Ward didn’t.
Kenley Jansen is off the board. He’s bound for Boston. Jose Quintana has a two year deal with the Mets for $26 Million. The Mets also acquired Brooks Raley in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. Andrew Heaney signed a two year deal with the Rangers. The Mariners signed right-hander Casey Sadler to a minor league deal. Cole Hamels hopes to pitch in 2023. Good luck with that. The Phillies selected Noah Song in the Rule 5 draft, even though he is on active duty with the U.S. Navy.
The Padres reportedly offered Aaron Judge $400 Million and it was apparently not good enough. Instead, he went back to the Yankees for nine years at $360 Million. The Red Sox landed the recently posted Masataka Yoshida.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi