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Alcantara Protected From Rule 5

Raul Alcantara is a member of the 40-man roster.

On the deadline to protect players from being selected in the Rule 5 draft, the Oakland A's added pitching prospect Raul Alcantara to their 40-man roster. Alcantara is the youngest member of the A's 40-man roster. His addition brings the roster to 39. Several other A's prospects will be eligible for the Rule 5 draft.

November 20 is the deadline for protecting players from the Rule 5 draft. This year, the Oakland A's elected to add just one 'Rule 5 eligible' player to their 40-man roster: top pitching prospect Raul Alcantara. Alcantara was acquired by the A's from the Boston Red Sox before the 2012 season. He spent the 2013 campaign with the A's two A-ball affiliates. Alcantara, who turns 21 on December...

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