LOS ANGELES – Rule 5 Draft pick Connor Joe was returned to the Dodgers on Saturday, rejoining Rule 5 pick Drew Jackson, who was returned to the organization three days earlier.
Joe, a 26-year-old utilityman, was left unprotected by the Dodgers over the winter and was drafted by the Reds, who traded him to the Giants March 21. He went 1-for-15 with the Giants, who designated him for assignment April 7.
As a Rule 5 pick, he needed to remain in the Major Leagues or be offered back to the Dodgers, who assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Joe will be reunited with Jackson, who was a Rule 5 pick of the Phillies, who immediately sold him to the Orioles. He went 0-for-3 with Baltimore, which designated him for assignment April 5 and returned him April 10 to the Dodgers, who assigned him to OKC.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts spoke with students from the BOSS (Business of Success Beyond Sports) Program on Saturday on Jackie Robinson’s impact and how it encouraged him to break barriers in his life, all part of a weekend leading up to Monday’s Jackie Robinson Day.
BOSS is a 501c3 non-profit, with a mission to leverage the power of sport to help student-athletes, especially those of color. BOSS encourages students to look beyond organized sports and provide knowledge, habits and guidance for them and their non-athlete peers to achieve success in college and beyond in every industry and profession, with particular emphasis on STEM, critical thinking/writing and related fields.