Rule 5 Draw: Carson Fulmer Selected by Dodgers Minor League Team from Cincinnati

NEW YORK – The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A team in Oklahoma City selected right-hander Carson Fulmer of Cincinnati on Wednesday with the 39th and final pick of the Triple-A phase of the annual Major League Baseball underdog draft.

The Major League Baseball phase of the Rule 5 draft was postponed due to the MLB lockout of the players’ association, which began last week after the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement.

The Triple-A phase involved players who were pulled from Triple-A’s 38-man rosters. Players had to be protected if they initially signed in 2017 or 2018, the year depending on the player’s age when they signed and if they played college baseball.

A club that selects a player must pay $ 24,500 to the former team. The player can be assigned to any level.

Fulmer, 27, has spent part of six seasons in the major leagues. He had a 6.66 ERA in 20 relief appearances for the Cincinnati during the first two months of last season, was assigned directly to Triple-A Louisville on May 24, and was 1-5 with a 4.61 ERA in two starts and 35 relief appearances for the Bats.

Right-hander Nolan Hoffman was selected by Seattle’s Baltimore as the first pick, Pittsburgh took Colorado’s left-hander Zach Matson with the second pick and Washington selected Arizona’s second baseman Andrew Young with third.