Twins take pitcher Pressly in the Rule 5 draft
- Blog Post by: La Velle E. Neal III
- December 6, 2012 - 9:24 AM
The Twins have selected righthander Ryan Pressly with the fourth overall pick in the Rule 5 draft.
Pressly, from the Red Sox organization, went 7-5 with a 5.38 ERA between Class A and Class AA last season. He's supposed to have a big arm, with a mid-90's fastball and power curve. He started and relieved last season.
Here's Pressly's bio.
Here's more stuff on him.
He must remain on the Twins' 25-man roster all season. The Rule 5 draft fee is $50,000. If the Twins don't keep him, he has to be offered back to the Red Sox for half the drafting fee.
In the Triple-A phase of the draft, the Twins selected third baseman Mark Sobolewski from the Blue Jays organization. Check him out here.
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