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Yankees Lose Niebla, Oh, De Oleo in Rule V Draft

In the Triple-A phase of the Rule-V draft the New York Yankees lost Luis Niebla, Danny Oh and Eduardo de Oleo.  Unlike the major league phase of the draft, players selected in the minor league phases have no requirement to stay on the classification roster.  They are no members of their new organizations until their contracts expire.

Niebla, 24, split the 2015 season between the Tampa Yankees of the Florida State League and the Trenton Thunder of the Eastern League.  In 60 innings this year, he struck out 48 and earned a 2-6 record with a 4.50 ERA.  In Tampa he was 2-5 with 2.88 ERA over 50 innings in 28 games.  He struggled once promoted to Double-A where he was touched for 14 runs over 10 innings.  This winter he is playing in the Mexican Pacific League where he has been working as a starter with a 3-3 record and a 3.44 ERA in 10 games, throwing 52 1/3 innings and striking out 35 batters.


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