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Rule 5 pick Rodriguez back to Sox

Posted Mar 23, 2009 by Marc Lancaster

Updated Mar 23, 2009 at 12:53 PM

BRADENTON—Derek Rodriguez, the reliever the Rays selected from the White Sox in the Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings in December, is headed back to the Chicago organization.

With no chance of making Tampa Bay’s Opening Day roster, Rodriguez was offered back to the White Sox and they accepted, paying $25,000 (half of what the Rays paid to select him) to take him back.

Rodriguez made five Grapefruit League appearances for the Rays, allowing 10 hits and five earned runs in six innings.

The move opens up a spot on the Rays’ 40-man roster, which could come in handy as they look to set the Opening Day roster in the next couple of weeks.

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Por (Dave) on March 23, 2009 (Suggest removal)

That means that Adam Kennedy is on the team.

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