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December 9, 2010 at 10:11 AM

Turpen and Cabral selected in Rule 5 draft

The Red Sox have lost two pitching prospects in this years Rule 5 Draft. Left-hander Cesar Cabral was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 14th selection in the first round and right-hander Daniel Turpen was selected by the New York Yankees with the fourth pick in the second round of the Major League phase of the draft.

Cabral, 21, was originally signed as an international free agent in the summer of 2005. After initially being used as a starter in 2006 through most of 2009, Cabral was used exclusively out of the bullpen in 2010. Splitting time between Low-A Greenville and High-A Salem, he posted a 4-0 record with a 3.63 ERA and 9 saves in 45 relief appearances. Cabral's has worked to improve his control, having a career best K:BB ratio this season.

Turpen, 24, was originally acquired at the trade deadline this past season from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for RHP Ramon Ramirez. In 12 games for Double-A Portland, Turpen compiled a 4.91 ERA with 3 saves while striking out nearly a batter an inning. In 10 games for Peoria during the Arizona Fall League, he posted a 5.40 ERA in 10 outings, picking up one save.

In order for Cabral and Turpen to stick with their respective teams they must now remain on the 25-man roster for the entire 2011 season or be on the active major league roster for 90 days before any disabled list trips. If they fulfill the second requirement, they would have to be active for an additional 23 games in the following season in order to have their Rule 5 status lifted.

The players can be traded, waived, or offered back to the original team at any time. Boston did not select any players during the draft.