Cubs Draft Lahey….Lose Wells
The Tampa Bays Rays picked first in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning. In a prearranged agreement with the Cubs, the Rays drafted Tim Lahey from the Minnesota Twins organization and sold him to the Cubs. Lahey was drafted out of Princeton in the 2004 as a catcher and was converted to a relief pitcher the following season. Lahey was 8-4 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP in Double-A last year with 13 saves in 50 games. Lahey must remain on the Cubs active 25-man roster the entire season or he will be returned to the Minnesota Twins.
Randy Wells was taken by the Toronto Blue Jays in Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft.
Will update with more information on the Rule 5 Draft and on Tim Lahey