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MLB Free Agency: Cesar Cabral A Rule 5 Target For Twins

In looking for pitching help the Minnesota Twins are possibly turning to the Rule 5 Draft, where Red Sox prospect Cesar Cabral is a strong candidate to be selected. Cabral had an interesting journey through the minors last season, moving between the Rays, Blue Jays, and Red Sox system:

Cabral was involved in one of the stranger Rule 5-related personnel moves last spring. The Rays put him on waivers in mid-March and the Blue Jays claimed him. There was talk of Toronto trying to figure out a deal with the Red Sox to keep him, but a day later, the Blue Jays put him on waivers and the Rays re-claimed him. He still ended up back in Boston's system, where he had a solid season in relief pitching across two levels.

Cabral is a solid reliever that struck out 11.5 batters per nine innings of relief work. If the Twins were to select him int he Rule 5 draft they would have to keep him on the Major League roster all season or risk losing him back to Boston.

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