Phillies select Noah Song in the MLB Rule 5 Draft, but we may never see him throw for the team
The Phillies, along with the 29 other clubs in Major League Baseball, are currently holding their last day of Winter Meetings in San Diego to take part in the Rule 5 Draft.
It’s the first time in three years that the event is held in person and will certainly give teams the chance to bring in another piece on a low-risk, high-reward opportunity for the 2023 season.
Quick Note on the Rule 5 Draft via MLB.com
Clubs pay $100,000 to select a player in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, but if that player doesn’t stay on the active Major League roster for the full season, he must be offered back to his former team for $50,000.
The Phillies selected Noah Song in tonight’s Rule 5 draft. Song, 25, has made just seven starts in Low-A for the Boston Red Sox and is currently overseas serving in the United States Navy. His service makes him an exception from going on the 40-man roster, and he will head to the restricted list.
Song was a great pitcher for the U-19 USA team and tallied just a 1.06 in those seven starts with the Red Sox.
Phillies Select Noah Song in Rule 5 Draft
Johan Rojas was the only prospect protected out of the four eligible players in the Phillies organization back in November as the club opted to leave Erik Miller (7th), McKinley Moore (24th), and Alexeis Azujae (27th) off the 40-man roster, making them eligible for tonight’s Rule 5 Draft. Neither Miller, Moore, or Azuaje have been selected yet.