The Phillies took two pitchers in the Rule 5 Draft last December and are going to give both a shot at making the club. Lincoln Holdzkom will be fighting for a spot in the Phillies bullpen.
January 25, 2008
Lincoln Holdzkom was one of three Cubs players scooped up in the major league phase of last year's Rule Five Draft. The Houston Astros took a gamble on the 6-foot-4, 240-pound right-hander, who for a brief time earlier in his career was seemingly as well-known for his body piercings as his pitching style.
The Cubs got back one of the three players they lost in the Major League phase of last year's Rule Five Draft when the Houston Astros returned RHP Lincoln Holdzkom on Sunday.
By the end of baseball's Winter Meetings last Thursday, most of the talk around Cubs camp centered on who the club had added during the Meetings rather than who they had lost.
December 11, 2006
The Cubs lost three players in the major league phase of the annual Rule Five Draft early Thursday morning, but made a splash by selecting former Tampa Bay Devil Rays first-round draft pick Josh Hamilton before dealing him to Cincinnati for cash considerations.
December 7, 2006
After undergoing Tommy John Surgery in 2003 and missing much of the next two seasons, Lincoln Holdzkom was anxious to get back on the mound in 2006.
November 11, 2006
With the over-under of the Arizona Fall League only a week away from conclusion, the Cubs' contingent of prospects in the annual event are still balls-to-the-wall in everyday competition.
November 9, 2006