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Rule 5 Draft

The Marlins were active in the Rule 5 Draft, taking two players.

In the major league phase they selected second baseman Daniel Uggla from the Diamondbacks organization and left-hander Michael Megrew, who underwent Tommy John surgery

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Uggla caught the Marlins' eye in the Arizona Fall League, where he batted .304 with a .988 on-base plus slugging percentage for Peoria.

John Sickels at Minor League Ball chimes in with his knowledgeable opinion about the two players.

Florida: Dan Uggla, 2B, from Diamondbacks
     Hit .297/.378/.502 with 33 doubles, 21 homers, 15 steals for Double-A Tennessee. Short infielder (5-11 max), 25 years old, but has pop in his bat. Could be a very useful bench guy with a strong bat.

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Florida: Mike Megrew, LHP, from Dodgers
     Injury season, threw just nine innings between the GCL Dodgers and Vero Beach, allowing 13 hits and 12 runs. When healthy, shows slightly above-average stuff from the left side. Best pitch is his curveball. 21 years old.

Maverick also gives a good run down on the draft.

The two draftees must stay on the 25-man roster or they have to be sold back to their respective clubs at half the acquisition price.

Whether they stay with the Marlins, or not, will probably be determined in spring training.