A trio of former Stone Crabs players were added to the Tampa Bay Rays 40-man roster on Tuesday in light of Wednesday’s deadline: teams with players exposed to the December draft had until midnight to protect qualifying players.
Kirby Yates (2010-2011), C.J. Riefenhauser (2012), and Jesse Hahn (2013) were all selected for the 40-man roster and thereby do not risk selection in the Rule 5.
Two former Stone Crabs remain exposed to the draft: Todd Glaesmann (2012) and Merrill Kelly (2011).
Information about the implications of the Rule 5 draft can be found here.