Yankees Get Rule 5 Pick Lance Pendleton Back

Houston Astros Lance PendletonThe Yankees took two players and lost two players in this year’s Rule 5 draft, but by the end of spring training the Yankees lost the two players they selected and got the two players they lost back.

RHP Lance Pendleton was selected by the Houston Astros, but he failed to make the team and was offered back to the Yankees, according to Alyson Footer. He will be assigned to their minor league camp where he will likely be headed to the bullpen to compete for a job. Chances are we will only see Pendleton in the Bronx this year if there are a run of relievers who get hurt.

The Yankees also got RHP George Kontos back from the San Diego Padres last week. The Yankees initially selected RHP Daniel Turpen and LHP Robert Fish in the Rule 5 draft, but gave Turpen back to the Red Sox and Fish was selected off of waivers by the Royals.

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2 Responses to Yankees Get Rule 5 Pick Lance Pendleton Back

  1. Franco Kotos says:

    too bad they can't play the outfield.

  2. Fernando P says:

    Guys like Pope, Duff, Warren and Schmidt should probably be in Triple A. However, it's getting pretty crowded in Triple A with the signing of Millwood, pickup of Ortegano and the return of the Rule 5 picks Pendelton and Kontos. Wish Yankees would have traded Pendleton to Houston, but they couldn't agree to deal with Houston. He's not going to come up, unless there are a lot of injuries at RP.

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