I was just browsing the MLB draft and I came across the Rule 5 Draft from last year. I had no idea what that was. From what I figured out, the player you draft has to stay on your MLB roster and you have to pay the player's previous team 50,000. But what makes a player eligible for this draft? Also, I saw Detroit drafted a guy but I haven't seen him at all this year. Sorry, it was just bugging me and I needed to know the particulars.
this may be of some local interest