TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 17: Outfielder Mark Payton #4 of the United States hits a grounder into a double play in the top of 3rd inning during the WBSC Premier 12 Bronze Medal final game between Mexico and USA at the Tokyo Dome on November 17, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Reds select outfielder in Rule 5 Draft

The Cincinnati Reds on Thursday selected outfielder Mark Payton from the Oakland A’s in the Rule 5 Draft.

Payton, 28, hit .334 with 30 home runs and 97 RBIs for Las Vegas, the A’s Triple-A affiliate.

It cost the Reds $100,000 to pick Payton in the Rule 5 Draft. Payton must stay on the Reds roster for all of 2020 or be offered back to the A’s for $50,000.

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