Here is the press release:
The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have selected RHP ZECH ZINICOLA from the Washington Nationals organization in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft held today in
ZINICOLA, 24, opened the 2009 season with
Here is his Baseball Reference page. I know nothing about him, but looks like he knows how to strike out batters. The Jays will have to keep him on their active roster for the full season or offer him back to the Nationals at half the Rule 5 cost ($25,000). I thought the bullpen looked crowded before this, I'd imagine this means Accardo will be non-tendered. Anthopoulos' special assistant Dana Brown came over from the Nationals and would know Zinicola so I'd imagine that has something to do with his pick up.