Fulmer taken by Dodgers’ minor league team from Reds


FILE - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Carson Fulmer pitches in the 9th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A team at Oklahoma selected right-hander Carson Fulmer from Cincinnati on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 with the 39th and final pick of the Triple-A phase of Major League Baseball’s annual draft of unprotected players.(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

FILE - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Carson Fulmer pitches in the 9th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A team at Oklahoma selected right-hander Carson Fulmer from Cincinnati on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 with the 39th and final pick of the Triple-A phase of Major League Baseball’s annual draft of unprotected players.(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)


NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A team at Oklahoma selected right-hander Carson Fulmer from Cincinnati on Wednesday with the 39th and final pick of the Triple-A phase of Major League Baseball’s annual draft of unprotected players.

The major league phase of the Rule 5 draft was postponed because of MLB’s lockout of the players’ association, which started last week following the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement.

The Triple-A phase involved players left off 38-man Triple-A rosters.

Players had to be protected if they signed initially in 2017 or 2018, the year depending on the player’s age when he signed and whether he played college baseball.

A club selecting a player must pay $24,500 to the former team.

The player can be assigned to any level.

Fulmer, 27, has spent parts of six seasons in the major leagues.

He had a 6.66 ERA in 20 relief appearances for Cincinnati during the first two months of last season, was assigned outright to Triple-A Louisville on May 24, and finished 1-5 with a 4.61 ERA in two starts and 35 relief appearances for the Bats.

Right-hander Nolan Hoffman was selected by Baltimore from Seattle as the top pick, Pittsburgh took left-hander Zach Matson from Colorado with the second selection, and Washington selected second baseman Andrew Young from Arizona with the third.

FILE – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Carson Fulmer pitches in the 9th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A team at Oklahoma selected right-hander Carson Fulmer from Cincinnati on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 with the 39th and final pick of the Triple-A phase of Major League Baseball’s annual draft of unprotected players.(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2021/12/web1_127770811-21bd33d262a344baa12257988ff09a92.jpgFILE – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Carson Fulmer pitches in the 9th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A team at Oklahoma selected right-hander Carson Fulmer from Cincinnati on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 with the 39th and final pick of the Triple-A phase of Major League Baseball’s annual draft of unprotected players.(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)