With the signings of two more compensation free agents this week, the 2009 draft order is nearly finalized.
The Dodgers re-signed Type A free agent Manny Ramirez for two years and $45 million on Wednesday. The Cardinals agreed to terms on a two-year, $3 million contract with Type B free agent Dennys Reyes on Thursday, which will net the Twins, his former club, a supplemental first-round pick.
That leaves just three free agents who would yield compensation picks, and two of them may not sign before the draft. Ben Sheets (Brewers, Type A) had elbow surgery on Feb. 10 and is expected to be out until after the all-star break, while Paul Byrd (Red Sox, Type B) has shown no interest in pitching a full season. Mark Grudzielanek (Royals, Type B) also is looking for work.
Below is the updated draft order.
10. Nationals (for failure to sign 2008 first-rounder Aaron Crow)
17. Diamondbacks (from Dodgers for Orlando Hudson, A)
20. Blue Jays
23. White Sox
24. Angels (from Mets for Francisco Rodriguez, A)
25. Angels (from Yankees for Mark Teixeira, A)
27. Mariners (from Phillies for Raul Ibanez, A)
28. Red Sox
29. Yankees (for failure to sign 2008 first-rounder Gerrit Cole)
32. Rockies (from Angels for Brian Fuentes, A)
Supplemental First-Round Picks
33. Mariners (Ibanez)
34. Rockies (Fuentes)
35. Diamondbacks (Hudson)
36. Dodgers (Derek Lowe, A, to Braves)
37. Blue Jays (A.J. Burnett, A, to Yankees)
38. White Sox (Orlando Cabrera, A, to Athletics)
39. Brewers (C.C. Sabathia, A, to Yankees)
40. Angels (Teixeira)
41. Diamondbacks (Juan Cruz, A, to Royals)
42. Angels (Rodriguez)
43. Reds (Jeremy Affeldt, B, to Giants)
44. Rangers (Milton Bradley, B, to Cubs)
45. Diamondbacks (Brandon Lyon, B, to Tigers)
46. Twins (Dennys Reyes, B, to Cardinals)
47. Brewers (Brian Shouse, B, to Rays)
48. Angels (Jon Garland, B, to Diamondbacks)
49. Pirates (for failure to sign 2008 second-rounder Tanner Scheppers)
56. Dodgers (from Braves for Lowe)
60. Diamondbacks (from Royals for Cruz)
61. White Sox (from Athletics for Cabrera)
73. Brewers (from Yankees for Sabathia)
76. Yankees (for failure to sign 2008 second-rounder Scott Bittle)
104. Blue Jays (from Yankees for Burnett)
Supplemental Third-Round Picks
111. Astros (for failure to sign 2008 third-rounder Chase Davidson)
Remaining Compensation Free Agents
Bos: Paul Byrd (B).
KC: Mark Grudzielanek (B).
Mil: Ben Sheets (A).
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