Indians Survive Rule 5
December 11, 2008
Also as expected, the Indians did not select anyone in either phase, although two young Latin pitching prospects RHP Carlos Arias and RHP Rafael Quintero were plucked from the Indians system in the minor league phase. These players are 100% gone as teams only pay cash for these players and there are no roster restrictions binding them. Not much of a loss, as Arias was on the roster bubble anyway and likely would not have sniffed Lake County next year and Quintero hasn’t even played stateside yet. Their loss on the roster should quickly be filled with equal or better caliber players.