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Rule 5 Draft

In the midst of the Kenny Rogers craziness, the Tigers were also busy participating in baseball's Rule 5 draft yesterday. Anyways, the draft did not end up to exciting, as the player the Tigers drafted was traded away for cash considerations soon after:

The Detroit Tigers today selected righthanded pitcher Chris Booker from the Washington Nationals in the Rule 5 Draft and traded him to the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations.

Booker finished 8-4 with a 2.49 ERA (65.0IP/18ER) and 20 saves in 59 games for Triple-A Louisville in the Cincinnati Reds organization in 2005. He also appeared in three games for the Reds during the season.


During the AAA phase of the draft, the Tigers selected pitcher Eddie Bonine from the San Diego Padres organization. Bonine pitched for the Padres A & AAA affiliates last season, posting a 6-6 combined record in 37 games. The Tigers also lost minor leaguer Eric Rodland to the Angels.

Pretty uneventful day from that standpoint. Perhaps with the trade Dombrowski is getting cash for something he did not have to pay much for. A win/win situation I guess you could say.