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Draft signings deadline is tonight

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 17, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Teams have until midnight tonight to get their draft picks signed. Most of the attention will be focused on whether the Nationals strike a deal with Scott Boras for Stephen Strasburg.

As for the Yankees, Damon Oppenheimer has confirmed that first-round pick Slade Heathcott and fifth-round pick Caleb Cotham are signed. Heathcott signed for $2.2 million.

Second-round pick J.R. Murphy signed for $1.25 million, according to Baseball America.

That would mean the Yankees have agreements with 13 of their top 14 picks.

We’ll try and keep you posted as the news comes in.




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