Reds snag P in Rule V

   The Reds selected Jared Burton, a RH RP from Oakland, in the Rule V Draft.

   Burton went 6-5 with a 4.14 ERA last season in AA. He gave up 71 hits in 74 IP, Kd 66 and walked 27. He had one save in 53 games.

   This season in the AFL, playing for Phoenix, Burton was 1-2 with a 4.38 ERA in 10 games. He gave up 10 hits in 12 IP, Kd 11 and walked 6, with a .217 BAA and one save.

Update: The Reds are also going to acquire Josh Hamilton. The Cubs selected him from Tampa Bay. Doesn't this mean both of these players have to be on the 25 man all year? Hamilton's a former number one pick, but he was out of baseball for quite awhile with drug problems, and to top it off he had season ending knee surgery last year. I don't get this at all. - JD