Will anyone pick former A's first-rounder Kyler Murray in MLB's Rule 5 Draft?


It’s easy to forget, as he ascends to MVP status in the NFL, that Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was, at one point, a coveted outfield prospect in MLB. Murray left the diamond to pursue NFL riches after earning Heisman honors at Oklahoma, though the Oakland A’s still retain his rights, should their former first-round pick decide to give baseball another whirl. And while Murray’s baseball career has been dormant for some time, the 24-year-old is technically eligible for the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, as noted by Melissa Lockard of The Athletic.

The qualifications for Rule 5 eligibility are a bit convoluted, but because he has yet to be promoted to the 40-man roster, Murray, who signed with Oakland in 2018, could potentially be poached by another team in December’s Rule 5 Draft.

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