|Twins lose 3 prospects in winter meetings draft|
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|Thursday, 06 December 2007 12:21|
Lahey spent most of this season at Double-A New Britain of the Eastern League, going 8-4 with 13 saves and a 3.45 ERA in 50 games. The right-hander struck out 56 in 78 1-3 innings.
In an event known as the Rule 5 draft, 18 players were selected off Triple-A rosters at a cost of $50,000 each. Players chosen in the draft must stay on the active major league roster with their new club all season or be offered back to their old team for $25,000.
The Twins lost three players in the draft, including right-hander Robert Dickey and outfielder Garrett Guzman.
``It's a great opportunity for him (Dickey) because he got a roster spot out of it that he didn't have with us. He goes to their big league camp,'' Twins general manager Bill Smith said. ``We were a little disappointed because we were kind of excited to have him.''
Boston and Cleveland each lost two players.
Fourteen of the 18 players selected were pitchers.