Owens is one of many players who needs to be protected for the 2010 Rule 5 draft.
The biggest issue with the upcoming roster crunch will be the players who are eligible for the 2010 Rule 5 draft, which takes place on December 9th, 2010. The following is the complete list of Pittsburgh Pirates players who are eligible for the Rule 5 draft.
The first group of players are eligible for minor league free agency, which I went over yesterday. If these players re-sign with the Pirates as minor league free agents before the draft, they would be eligible.
Yung Chi Chen
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