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Getting To Know Ronnie Merrill, Rule 5 Pick

During the Winter Meetings, the Oakland A's bypassed selecting any players in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft. However, they did add to their minor league system by drafting four players in the minor league portion. One of those players was SS Ronnie Merrill, who comes to the A's from the San Diego Padres organization. We caught up with Merrill to get his reaction to joining the A's.

Ronnie Merrill knows a thing or two about changing teams. The 27-year-old shortstop will be joining his fourth organization in only six seasons of minor league baseball. "Every organization is different, right down to how they run spring training and what food they serve," Merrill said with a laugh. Merrill began his career in the Detroit Tigers organization after being taken in the 7th round of... Recommended Stories

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