Yanks add some folks to the 40-manBy
Thrillingly enough, the Yanks made a move today. They signed 28-year-old Scott Patterson to a Major League contract and added him and three others to the 40-man roster. Those others are Francisco Cervelli, Jeff Marquez and Steven White. How exciting.
Update by Mike: Because they were not added to the 40-man yesterday, Justin Christian, Mike Gardner, Steven Jackson, PJ Pilittere and Marcos Vechionacci are all eligible for the Rule V draft. There are quite a few other players eligible, but these are the guys that actually have a chance of being selected. I can realistically see the first 4 being selected, but it would be tough for a team to keep Vech on the 25 man ML roster all season.
Another Update by Mike: Eric Duncan is also eligible for the Rule V draft. For some reason I thought he was only 17 when he was drafted, which would make him ineligible this year, but he was in fact 18, so he’s eligible. I can see a club like the Astros, Orioles or Marlins taking a chance on him.