Phils lose lefty Milner to Tribe in Rule 5 Draft

Shortstop Flores selected from Blue Jays in Minor League phase

Phils lose lefty Milner to Tribe in Rule 5 Draft

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Phillies thought they might lose a couple players in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.

They lost only one, as the Indians selected left-handed sidearmer Hoby Milner with the 15th pick in the Draft. Milner, 25, posted a 2.49 ERA in 49 appearances with Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Rule 5 Draft results

Outfielder Andrew Pullin had been a candidate to be selected, but he was not. Pullin, 23, hit a combined .322 with 21 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs, 51 RBIs and an .885 OPS in 359 plate appearances with Class A Advanced Clearwater and Reading.

Other notable Phillies prospects not selected were right-handers Seranthony Dominguez and Miguel Nunez, shortstop Malquin Canelo and outfielders Carlos Tocci and Jose Pujols.

Philadelphia never planned to select anybody in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft because its 40-man roster was already full. But the club did take shortstop Jorge Flores from the Blue Jays' organization in the Minor League phase. Flores has a career .673 OPS in five Minor League seasons, but he can also play second and third base.

The Phillies lost right-hander Jairo Munoz to the Rays in the Minor League phase of the Draft. Munoz, 25, has a 3.26 ERA in 62 appearances in the Minors. He had a 1.13 ERA in six appearances last season with Clearwater.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.