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Padres grab two players in Rule of 5 draft

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Friars land two while three players were drafted away from San Diego.

MLB: Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The MLB’s annual Rule of 5 draft took place on Thursday afternoon and the Padres saw a handful of players come and go before the night was over.

The Padres weren’t involved with any of the picks during either the first or second the Major League phase but things got rolling during the Triple Phase, starting with pick 23. With that selection, the Padres drafted catcher Yorman Rodriguez from the Blue Jays organization. Rodriguez last made a major-league appearance during the 2014 season.

With the 41st selection, the Padres then selected Ben Ruta, a left fielder from the Yankees organization. Ruta made his professional debut back in 2013 but has yet to make it the majors.

As far as players drafted away from the San Diego, right-handed pitcher Martin Carrasco was selected at 18th, catcher Yohel Pozo was selected 27th, and righty Ignacio Feliz was drafted with the 46th overall selection.

Neither of the three players drafted away from the Padres organization were within the top-30.