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Rays Select Armando Zerpa In Rule 5 Draft; Keep Aneury Rodriguez

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The Rays selected LHP Armando Zerpa with their pick in the Rule 5 draft, but no analysis needed as he was shipped to the Dodgers soon after in exchange for cash; somebody needs to pay for Rafael Soriano's upcoming salary.

The bigger news is Aneury Rodriguez went unselected and will remain property of the Rays. Minor bullet dodged there, but it was unlikely that he would've lasted the entire season on a 25-man roster. The Rays selected RHP Miguel Sierra from the Cubs  in the Triple-A phase and lost LHP Mike Wlodarcyzk to the Nationals. The organization also lost Doug Salinas to the Reds in the Double-A portion of the draft.