The Twins have selected righthander J.R. Graham in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft.

Graham once was the Braves top pitching prospect but had shoulder problems in 2013 that has stunted his growth. He still has a good fastball and could stick in the bullpen.

Graham, 24, was 1-5 with a 5.55 ERA at Class AA Mississippi last season.

This is the third time the Twins have selected a Braves pitcher in the Rule 5 in recent years, following Scott Diamond and Sean Gilmartin.

Gilmartin, by the way, was selected by the Mets later in the first round of the Rule 5 draft. 

The Twins selected RHP Greg Peavey in the minor league phase of the draft. 

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