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Update on unsigned draft picks

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 15, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brian Cashman insists that Andrew Brackman has not been signed despite a flurry of reports saying he has agreed to a contract worth a minimum of $4.5 million with three options that could bring it to $13 million.

“We have no deal,” Cashman said.

However, it appears that it may only be some legalese holding it up. Part of that could be medical as there are reports that Brackman is already in Birmingham, Ala., and could have Tommy John surgery before the end of the week.

The Yankees have confirmed the signings of:

C Austin Romine (2) $500,000
3B Brad Suttle (4) $1.3 milion
C Chase Weems (6) $450,000
OF Taylor Grote (8) $250,000
Carmen Angelini (10) $1 million

The highest pick to go unsigned was 16th-round selection Dan Mahoney, a high-school right-hander from Massachusetts.

Brackman is the only draft pick left that they are still talking to, Cashman said.




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