Rangers add 3 to roster before Rule 5 Draft

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ARLINGTON — The Rangers added right-handed pitchers A.J. Alexy and Yerry Rodriguez and catcher David Garcia to their 40-man roster on Friday. The moves were made ahead of Friday’s deadline to protect eligible prospects from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft next month.

The additions leave the Rangers with 38 players on their 40-man roster. The Rule 5 Draft is scheduled for Dec. 10 and will be held remotely. The annual Winter Meetings, originally scheduled for Dallas, have been canceled as an in-person event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic also caused the cancellation of the Minor League season last summer. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that factored into the club’s decisions on whom to protect from the Rule 5 Draft.

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