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MLB teams add prospects to 40-man rosters in advance of Rule 5 Draft

Today is the deadline for teams to protect prospects from next month’s Rule 5 Draft.

MLB: Spring Training-Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET is the deadline for MLB teams to add eligible prospects (or any other players who may not be on the major-league reserve list for whatever reason) to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from next month’s Rule 5 Draft. This set of rules is perhaps the most complicated and most difficult to interpret in Major League Baseball’s CBA, so bear with us — Rule 5-eligible players include all players who are not on 40-man rosters and are experiencing their fourth Rule 5 draft if they were 19 or older on June 5 of the year they signed their first professional contract or their fifth Rule 5 draft if they were 18 or younger on June 5 of that year.

Here’s a running list of players who have been added to 40-man rosters so far:

Atlanta Braves: C William Contreras, LHP Tucker Davidson, RHP Jasseel de la Cruz, CF Cristian Pache, LHP Phillip Pfeifer

Arizona Diamondbacks: IF Wyatt Mathisen, RHP Riley Smith, RHP Taylor Widener, IF Andy Young

Baltimore Orioles: LHP Keegan Akin, RHP Dean Kremer, OF Ryan McKenna, 1B Ryan Mountcastle

Boston Red Sox: LHP Yoan Aybar, SS C.J. Chatham, INF Bobby Dalbec, LHP Kyle Hart, OF Marcus Wilson

Chicago Cubs: C Miguel Amaya, RHP Colin Rea, RHP Tyson Miller, SS Zack Short, RHP Manuel Rodriguez

Chicago White Sox: RHP Zack Burdi, RHP Dane Dunning, LHP Bernardo Flores, RHP Matt Foster, RHP Jimmy Lambert, C Yermin Mercedes, OF Blake Rutherford

Cincinnati Reds: RHP Tejay Antone, RHP Ryan Hendrix, RHP Tony Santillan, C Tyler Stephenson

Cleveland Indians: OF Daniel Johnson, RHP Triston McKenzie, LHP Scott Moss

Colorado Rockies: LHP Ben Bowden, RHP Ashton Goudeau, 1B Tyler Nevin, RHP Antonio Santos

Detroit Tigers: RHP Beau Burrows, OF Daz Cameron, RHP Anthony Castro, RHP Kyle Funkhouser, OF Derek Hill, 3B Isaac Paredes

Houston Astros: LHP Kent Emanuel, RHP Cristian Javier, 1B Taylor Jones, RHP Enoli Paredes, RHP Nivaldo Rodriguez

Kansas City Royals: LHP Foster Griffin, RHP Carlos Hernandez, SS Jeison Guzman, OF Nick Heath

Los Angeles Angels: 2B/OF Jahmai Jones, LHP Hector Yan

Los Angeles Dodgers: LHP Victor Gonzalez, RHP Mitchell White, IF/OF Zach McKinstry, OF DJ Peters

Miami Marlins: RHP Edward Cabrera, SS Jazz Chisholm, 1B Lewin Diaz, RHP Humberto Mejia, RHP Nick Neidert, RHP Sixto Sanchez

Milwaukee Brewers: RHP J.P. Feyereisen, OF Corey Ray

Minnesota Twins: INF Travis Blankenhorn, OF Gilberto Celestino, RHP Dakota Chalmers, RHP Jhoan Duran, OF Luke Raley

New York Mets: C Ali Sanchez, SS Andres Gimenez, RHP Jordan Humphreys, LHP Thomas Szapucki

New York Yankees: OF Estevan Florial, RHP Deivi Garcia, RHP Luis Gil, RHP Brooks Kriske, RHP Luis Medina, RHP Nick Nelson, RHP Miguel Yajure

Philadelphia Phillies: RHP Garrett Cleavinger, RHP Mauricio Llovera, LHP JoJo Romero

Pittsburgh Pirates: RHP Blake Cederlind, 1B/OF Will Craig, SS Oneil Cruz, 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes, RHP Cody Ponce

San Diego Padres: OF Jorge Oña

San Francisco Giants: none

Seattle Mariners: none

St. Louis Cardinals: 3B Elehuris Montero, RHP Alvaro Seijas, RHP Jake Woodford

Tampa Bay Rays: INF Vidal Brujan, INF Jake Cronenworth, INF Lucius Fox, C Ronaldo Herandez, INF Kevin Padlo

Texas Rangers: INF Sherten Apostel, RHP Kyle Cody, RHP Demarcus Evans, RHP Tyler Phillips, INF Anderson Tejeda, OF Leody Taveras

Toronto Blue Jays: RHP Thomas Hatch, INF/OF Santiago Espinal

Oakland Athletics: RHP Daulton Jefferies

Washington Nationals: LHP Ben Braymer