Originally Posted by TheVulture
Nieto was also playing in A ball last year in his 5th professional season. I would think he'd have to be an extreme long shot at best.
Yeah, but as a Rule V draftee, the Sox have to keep him on the Major League roster or lose the fee they paid for him. Not sure why the Sox would have taken him if they had no intention of at least giving him a chance.
Also, if Nieto does make the roster, he would be the 2nd guy in the last 3 years to make the Show with the Sox after never appearing above A ball in his first 5 pro seasons...