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Oakland A's MLN: 2010 Rule 5 Preview

Michael Taylor will need to be protected.

The deadline for protecting prospects from the 2010 Rule 5 draft is quickly approaching. The Oakland A's have had a whirlwind of activity impacting the 40-man roster this off-season, but the A's will undoubtedly be adding 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 inside

The Rule 5 Draft Rules Any player not on a team's 40-man roster who signed his first professional contract in 2007 or earlier who was at least 19 years old at the time he signed and any player who signed his first professional contract in 2006 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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