Rule 5 Draft Protection


The Brewers added 4 pitchers to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. RHP Omar Aguilar RHP Alexandre Periard RHP Mark Rogers RHP Cody Scarpetta Apparently, when the Brewers voided Scarpetta's contract after his injury when they drafted him, it opened up an exception that made him eligible for the draft. Still somewhat odd to see him protected, I don't think anyone would take a pitcher who has never pitched above rookie ball even though he's a good prospect. It's unlikely Rogers would have been picked either, but they didn't want to take the chance. thinks Lorenzo Cain is eligible, too, and it's surprising they didn't stick him on the roster. Hopefully he's not, because it wouldn't be surprising to see a team take a shot on him.