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Don’t Expect Rule 5 Draftee Texeira to Return

Texeira is a hard-throwing right handed pitcher who the Yankees got as part of the trade with the White Sox for Nick Swisher.

Pitching in double-A Trenton last season, he went 9-6 with a 2.84 ERA in 41 games and 101.1 innings. Good, but not great, numbers.

Unfortunately for Texeira and the Yankees, he didn’t have the outstanding talent to warrant protection on the 40-man roster, and he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the Rule 5 draft.

So far this spring Texeira hasn’t gotten a ton of work—he’s been in six games for a span of 6.2 innings—but apparently that has been enough time for the Mariners to ...

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