The Dodgers today announced the acquisition of right-handed pitcher Seth Rosin from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations. The Mets selected Rosin a day earlier from the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft.
Under terms of Rule 5, any player selected in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft must remain on the 25-man roster all of the next season. If the Dodgers drop Rosin from their roster, he must be offered back to the Phillies for $25,000, half of the $50,000 the Mets had to pay for his selection.
Rosin, a 6’6” 25-year old was originally drafted by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. A veteran of four minor league seasons, Rosin went 9-6 in 26 starts last year for Philadelphia’s Double-A team in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Overall, Rosin has a 14-12 record with 12 saves in 108 games as a pro.
Terms of the deal – the amount of cash the Mets receive – were not announced. With money to spare, the Dodgers gave up their most available commodity in the acquisition.
Los Angeles hopes Rosin will pitch well enough in Spring to earn a spot on the roster and stay with the team all year. Because the pitcher did not cost any prospects, the risk is minimal.
In the 32 years of the existence of Rule 5, Los Angeles has acquired 12 players with four making the Opening Day roster.
The last Rule 5 Dodger acquisition was lefty Carlos Monasterios who remained on the 2010 roster the entire season.
The Dodgers currently have 36 players on their 40-man roster.
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