Alfredo Silverio, who had a fantastic 2011 season, was selected by the Miami Marlins in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.
It was kind of surprising seeing as Silverio missed the entire 2012 season due to a nasty car accident that ultimately led to Tommy John surgery for the toolsy outfielder.
Silverio, 25, was removed from the 40-man roster before re-signing to a minor-league deal with the Dodgers.
His 2011 season got people talking and believing, so much so that Baseball America ranked him as the Dodgers' fourth-best prospect heading into 2011. I had him at No. 12 and had him slotted in the mid-20s for my upcoming Top 50 prospects.
Silverio has to remain on the Marlins' roster all season, otherwise they have to send him back to the Dodgers. By selecting him, the Marlins pay the Dodgers $50,000. I know it sounds weird, but the Marlins are actually paying a baseball player to play ball. Novel concept.
Not sure Silverio will last the season on the 25-man roster, but it'll be i...