Originally written on MarlinsBaseball.com  |  Last updated 10/21/14
The Miami Marlins drafted two players in Thursday’s Rule 5 draft picking up outfielder Alfredo Silverio from the Los Angeles Dodgers and pitcher Braulio Lara from the Tampa Bay Rays.   Both players would need to remain on the Marlins’ roster for the entire 2013 season or be offered back to their original organizations.   With Miami in a rebuilding mode, this is the perfect season for the team to give two roster spots to developing players. Silverio, 25 was a big time prospect in the Dodgers’ organization before being involved in a car accident in January that left him badly injured.  After undergoing Tommy John Surgery for an elbow injury and dealing with concussions as well as numerous other injuries — Silverio is still in a recovery mode.  It is possible the young outfielder would start the 2013 season on the disabled list before being considered for a roster spot.   Should Silverio remain in the Marlins’ organization, he could be in line for significant playing time on a young cl...
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