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Kopernus, Lobstein and the Rule 5 Draft

Kobernus comes from the Nationals via the Red Sox

When the Tigers were in full scale rebuilding mode they were extremely active in the annual Rule 5 draft, popping players like Chris Shelton, Wil Ledezma, Lino Urdaneta and Chris Spurling in consecutive years. Since then, their activity has decreased considerably, at least until Thursday's draft when they added two players to the big league 40-man roster!

While the Tigers officially passed on their pick in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft, they were active in adding two new players via trade. After the Boston Red Sox selected second baseman Jeff Kobernus from the Nationals, the Tigers swapped utility player Justin Henry for him. In addition, after the Mets picked left-hander Kyle Lobstein from the Rays, the Tigers paid cash to pull him... Recommended Stories

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