RHP Ivan Nova just went in the second round of the Rule 5 to the Padres.
UPDATE, 12:21 p.m.: Let’s see. Kroenke is a lefty reliever who was 7-0 with a 2.85 ERA in 41 appearances, all but four of them with AA Trenton.
Jones is a right-handed starter who was 13-8, 3.26 in AA. Nova is a right-handed starter who was 8-13, 4.36 for Class A Tampa.
That Brian Cashman is a genius. The Yankees just made $200,000. That’s a lot of cigarettes for Hank Steinbrenner.
Those more familiar with these prospects than I am can better judge these players and whether the Yankees should have protected them. But you should assume that the Yankees know their prospects better than anybody else and know what they’re doing.
It’s a testament to how much their farm system has improved that the Yankees would have four players selected.