Rule 5 Draft
The move is in advance of the Rule 5 Draft.
Minnesota protected one additional prospect, made a minor trade with the Marlins, and sold a guy to Japan.
Not really sure why, but they did.
Even if the hard-throwing reliever is drafted by another team on Thursday, the Twins took a smart risk.
This may be good news for all you Bartolo Colon fans, but probably not the best news for you Twins fans.
The Twins got creative with their number one pick in the Rule 5 draft, flipping him for the Angels’ number eight pick.