Tigers Sign Pedro Martinez Jr
The Tigers have signed 17-year-old third baseman Pedro Martinez Jr, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez. Martinez Jr. is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound righthanded hitter.
Despite 26th Roster Spot, Teams Largely Pass On Rule 5 Selections
A total of 11 players were selected in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft on Thursday, the fewest since 2013.
Several former big leaguers have sons who are making their own marks as prospects right now in the minor leagues. Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (son of Dante Bichette) and Padres righthander Cal Quantrill (son of Paul Quantrill) are all among the game's top prospects.