Who knows how Alfredo Silverio‘s season might have played out if his car hadn’t veered off a road in the Dominican Republic in January. By all accounts the outfielder, who began the season ranked as the Dodgers’ fourth-best prospect by Baseball America, was lucky to merely escape with a concussion in addition to back, shoulder, elbow and neck injuries.
The Dodgers removed Silverio from the 40-man roster and on Thursday he was chosen by the Miami Marlins with the sixth pick in the Rule 5 Draft. The Marlins must add Silverio to their major-league roster per MLB rules, a chance the Dodgers weren’t willing to take with the 24-year-old.
The Dodgers did not make a selection in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, but selected two players in the Triple-A phase: infielder Elevys Gonzalez from the Pirates’ Double-A roster and RHP Hector Nelo from Washington’s Double-A roster.
Gonzalez, 23, is a switch-hitter and batted a combined .206 with six homers and 35 RBIs with Single-A Bradenton and Double-A Altoona in 2012. Nelo, 26, posted a 2.73 ERA in 47 relief appearances for Double-A Harrisburg last year.