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Monday, October 4, 2010

Rule 5 Eligible and Minor League Free Agents

In the weeks to come, the Astros brass will be forming their 40-man roster for the 2011 season. Part of this process will entail looking over the Rule 5 eligible players and potential minor league free agents and deciding who merits the protection of the 40-man roster.

The Rule 5 eligible players:
Albert Cartwright
Koby Clemens
Collin DeLome
Drew Locke

NOTE: Tri-City's Jorge DeLeon and Carlos Quevedo are Rule 5 eligible as well. While they won't need protection in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, I wonder if they will be moved up to the AAA or AA roster to protect them in the minor league phases.

The Potential Minor League Free Agents:
Doug Arguello
Arcenio Leon
Lou Santangelo

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