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New York Yankees News/Rumors: Yankees have until 6 pm to protect players from the rule 5 draft, who will they protect? (video)

Major League baseball dictates that the New York Yankees have until 6 pm on Friday to protect prospects and put them on the 40 man roster. Any team can claim those that are not protected. The Yankees have some huge decisions to make with little information available to them due to the 2020 minor league season being canceled.

The Yankees and their scouts diligently watch players so that they can know those players they plan to protect, the Yankees and the other 29 MLB teams don’t have that luxury today. The Rule 5 draft will be held virtually on Dec.