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12/08/11 12:17 PM EST

Halos have five players taken in Rule 5 Draft

Five players from the Angels' organization were selected during Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.

Left-hander Robert Fish, who was selected by the Braves, was the only player taken in the Major League phase of the Draft. Fish posted a 3.26 ERA in 24 appearances at Double-A last season.

Four others were taken in the Triple-A phase of the Draft.

The Cubs selected third baseman Ricky Alvarez, who hit .257 with 10 home runs at Class A Cedar Rapids in 2011.

The Padres selected shortstop Michael Wing, who hit .317 with 11 homers for Class A Advanced Inland Empire last season.

The Cardinals selected left-hander Barret Browning, who posted a 4.61 ERA in 50 appearances last season in Triple-A.

The Blue Jays selected outfielder Gabriel Jacobo, who hit .270 with 10 homers in Double-A in 2011.

A team that selects a player in the Rule 5 Draft pays $50,000 to the team from which he was selected. The receiving team must then keep the player on its 25-man roster for the entirety of the next season, and the selected player must remain active for a minimum of 90 days. If the player does not remain on the Major League roster, he is offered back to the team from which he was selected for $25,000. If his original team declines, the receiving team may waive the player.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.