The 2017 Rule 5 draft starts today at 9 AM EST, which essentially marks the end of the Winter Meetings. The Pirates have open spots on the 40-man roster, so they are eligible to make a pick if they choose. Teams must pay $100,000 for each pick in the MLB portion of the draft. If they don't keep the player, they can offer him back to his original team for half the cost.
I wrote a preview yesterday that included my thoughts on whether the Pirates would make a pick, along with some guys who are at risk of being selected. Here is the list of the players who are eligible to be selected.
We will update this throughout the draft with any results that involve the Pirates selecting or losing a player.
UPDATE 9:18 AM: The Pirates have selected right-handed pitcher Jordan Milbrath from Cleve...
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