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Emaus finding opportunity with Mets

The Rule 5 draft pick has a chance to be the team's Opening Day starter at second base

Updated: March 29, 2011, 5:47 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Luis Castillo will cost the New York Mets $6 million this season. But the team's Opening Day second baseman actually may earn the major league minimum, plus a $50,000 claiming fee.

The Mets selected Brad Emaus from the Toronto Blue Jays in the Rule 5 draft on the final day of the winter meetings in December. If Emaus sticks on the Mets' major league roster the entire season, he will become the team's property. Otherwise, the 24-year-old infielder must be placed on ...

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