Sox lose two in Rule V draft
Astros selected RHP Josh Fields from the Red Sox with the first pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.
Fields posted a 2.01 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 78/18 K/BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings this past season between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. The 27-year-old right-hander could land a middle relief job in Houston.
Twins selected RHP Ryan Pressly from the Red Sox with the fourth pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.
Pressly had an uninspiring 5.38 ERA in 103 2/3 innings this past season between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. He seems doubtful to stick with Minnesota.