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TigsTown Analysis: Rule 5 Movement

Fritz should solidify the Toledo rotation.

Since the arrival of Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers have been active in the Rule 5 draft, selecting and keeping three players prior to the 2003 season, and continuing that trend this week in Nashville. What did the Tigers lose, and what did they gain this time around? Check inside to find out!

The only player on the move to or from the Tigers during the Major League portion of the Rule 5 draft was right-handed reliever Randor Bierd. Bierd has long been a player with the potential to become a legitimate prospect, but inconsistency and injury always managed to get in the way. In the midst of back-to-back successful seasons in 2004 and 2005, Bierd was shut down to end the '05 campaign...

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