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Oakland A's MLN: Rule 5 Preview

Ryan Webb could be available in the Rule 5 draft.

Over the next several weeks, the Oakland A's will be making a number of adjustments to their 40-man roster, designating players for assignment to make room for prospects who have to be added to the team's 40-man roster to be protected from this December's Rule 5 draft. In advance of this activity, we preview the players who could be protected from the Rule 5 draft in the upcoming weeks.

The Rule 5 Draft Rules Any player not on a team's 40-man roster who signed his first professional contract in 2005 or earlier who was at least 19 years old at the time he signed and any player who signed his first professional contract in 2004 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...

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