2007 Rule 5 Draft roundup

Find out how your favorite team fared in Nashville on Thursday

Tim Lahey was selected first overall by Tampa Bay then traded to the Cubs for cash. (Kevin Pataky/MLB.com)

By MLB.com | December 6, 2007 10:43 AM ET

American League

Baltimore Orioles
The Orioles took a low-risk decision at the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday, when they selected right-handed reliever Randor Bierd from the Tigers organization. More

Boston Red Sox
Boston didn't draft any players on Thursday, but they did lose a few. With the fourth pick, the Giants took left-handed starter Jose Capellan. With the 18th and final pick, the Phillies grabbed right-handed reliever Lincoln Holdzkom. More

Chicago White Sox
For a team whose overall Minor League system has not exactly received the highest marks recently, the White Sox certainly were a popular target during Thursday morning's Rule 5 Draft at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. More

Cleveland Indians
The losses came quickly for the Indians in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft. With the seventh overall pick, the Nationals plucked first baseman Matt Whitney, a former first-round sandwich selection by the Tribe. And with the 10th pick, the Cardinals grabbed outfielder Brian Barton. More

Detroit Tigers
Detroit lost another pitcher from their farm system. Reliever Randor Bierd, who distinguished himself as a standout reliever over the second half at Double-A Erie, is headed to the Baltimore Orioles after being selected with the third overall pick of Thursday's Rule 5 Draft. More

Kansas City Royals
The Royals' only pickup came for Triple-A Omaha in left-handed pitcher Ray Liotta, who missed last season because of shoulder surgery, from the White Sox organization. The Royals lost right-handed reliever Gabe DeHoyos, 6-0 with a 1.64 ERA for Double-A Wichita and 0-1 with a 5.52 ERA for Omaha. He was selected by the Padres.

Minnesota Twins
The Twins saw six players from their organization taken in the Draft, including three in the Major League portion. More

New York Yankees
The San Diego Padres claimed Double-A right-hander Michael Gardner from the Yankees in the Major League portion of the Draft. More

Oakland Athletics
The A's selected righty Fernando Hernandez from the White Sox organization with the ninth pick in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. More

Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays picked first in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, and they selected right-hander Tim Lahey from the Twins organization before selling him to the Cubs for $150,000. The Pirates also plucked Evan Meek from the Rays organization with the second overall pick. More

Texas Rangers
The Rangers drafted right-handers Levi Romero, Francisco Cordova and Clayton Hamilton as well as outfielder Dustin Majewski and third baseman Jaime Trejo in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.

Toronto Blue Jays
In an effort to add some depth to their bullpen, the Blue Jays used their selection during Thursday's Rule 5 Draft on right-hander Randy Wells. More

National League

Arizona Diamondbacks
The D-backs selected first baseman Baltazar Lopez from the Angels organization in the Double-A phase. Arizona did not lose anyone in the draft.

Atlanta Braves
With the sixth selection in the first round of the Major League phase of Thursday's Draft at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, the Reds chose right-handed pitcher Sergio Valenzuela from the Braves organization. More

Chicago Cubs
The Cubs acquired Tim Lahey for cash considerations from the Tampa Bay Rays, who had picked the right-handed pitcher first overall in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft. More

Cincinnati Reds
The Reds selected right-hander Sergio Valenzuela from the Braves organization in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft. More

Colorado Rockies
The Rockies lost right-handed pitcher Steven Register to the Mets, but didn't pick up anyone in the Major League phase. Register, 24, led the Texas League with 37 saves at Double-A Tulsa in 2007. There was no Colorado activity in the Minor League phase.

Houston Astros
The Astros selected left-hander Wesley Wright from the Dodgers in the Major League phase of Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, the final formal activity of the four-day Winter Meetings that began on Monday. More

Florida Marlins
The Marlins weren't overwhelmed about the options available in the Major League phase of the Draft on Thursday, so they ended up trading their choice, Jose Guevara, for cash considerations. However, Florida did pick up two players in the Minor League phase. More

Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers lost the one player they didn't want to lose in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday, when the Houston Astros selected left-handed reliever Wesley Wright for the $50,000 fee. More

Milwaukee Brewers
The Brewers picked up three players during Thursday's Rule 5 Draft and also lost a pair, including Triple-A infielder Callix Crabbe, who might get a chance to be the Padres' second baseman next season. More

New York Mets
The Mets selected right-hander Steve Register from the roster of the Rockies' Triple-A Tulsa affiliate at the Rule 5 Draft. More

Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies selected left-hander Travis Blackley in the Major League phase of Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, potentially finding an inexpensive fifth-starter option. More

Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates used the second overall selection in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft to select right-hander Evan Meek from Tampa Bay in the Major League portion of the Draft. The club later made four Minor League Rule 5 claims as well. More

San Diego Padres
The Padres selected pitcher Michael Gardner and infielder-outfielder Callix Crabbe in the Major League phase of the draft and then made a trade with Florida for a highly regarded pitcher, right-hander Carlos Guevara, originally of the Reds. More

San Francisco Giants
The Giants gained a left-hander and lost another in Thursday's Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft. More

Washington Nationals
Mats general manager Jim Bowden hopes that his luck continues with the 2007 Rule 5 Draft. The selected Indians third baseman/first baseman Matt Whitney with the seventh overall pick and Twins outfielder Garrett Guzman with the 16th overall pick. More

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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