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Oakland A's 2012 Rule 5 Preview

Will the A's protect Leon?

The deadline for protecting prospects from the 2012 Rule 5 draft is merely weeks away. The Oakland A's have already had some activity impacting the 40-man roster this off-season, but the A's could still add players to the roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft in December. We take a look at the players who could be added to the A's roster or impacted by the Rule 5 draft.

The Rule 5 Draft Rules Any player not on a team's 40-man roster who signed his first professional contract in 2009 or earlier who was at least 19 years old at the time he signed and any player who signed his first professional contract in 2008 or earlier who was at least 18 years or younger at the time he signed is eligible for the Rule 5 draft this December. Teams select in draft order until all...

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