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  • Marlins, 1st-round pick Garrett reach deal

    The Marlins have signed their first-round Draft pick, left-hander Braxton Garrett.

  • Bucs' No. 2 pick Lodolo doesn't sign

    The Pirates were unable to sign left-hander Nick Lodolo, the team's second pick in last month's Draft, before Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline.

  • Red Sox ink top Draft pick Groome

    Now that Jason Groome is an official member of the Red Sox after signing a $3.65 million contract on Friday, he is eager to get a uniform on and start his professional career.

  • Marlins sign third-round pick Jones

    The Marlins ended up paying more, but the organization is hopeful it will be worth it to secure the services of prep outfielder Thomas Jones, their third-round pick in the MLB Draft.

  • Mets sign first-round Draft pick Kay

    The Mets have signed the second of their two first-round picks from the 2016 Draft, Connecticut left-hander Anthony Kay, the club announced on Wednesday.

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  • Angels ink second-round Draft pick Marsh

    The Angels on Friday signed their second-round pick from the 2016 Draft, athletic outfielder Brandon Marsh, giving him the full slot amount of $1,073,300, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.

  • Cubs sign third-round Draft pick Hatch

    The Cubs have signed right-handed pitcher Thomas Hatch, the team's third-round pick in the 2016 Draft. Overall, the Cubs have signed 21 selections in advance of the July 15 signing deadline.

  • Crew, 11th-rounder reportedly strike big deal

    The Brewers reportedly have busted their budget on 11th-round Draft pick Chad McClanahan, agreeing to a deal worth $1.2 million, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo. The Brewers have not confirmed the deal.

  • Indians sign second-round pick Jones

    The Indians have worked quickly to get their top Draft picks to sign on the dotted line.

  • After start in South Side, Ray on to big things

    Corey Ray sits behind the wheel of his car, cruising past Robichaux Park and Maxwell Street JJ Sausage. A slight grin emerges on his face as he approaches the Chicago Public Library and recalls the countless afternoons he spent there after school.

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  • A's agree to terms with 1st-rounder Puk

    The A's have agreed to terms with first-round Draft pick A.J. Puk, the team announced Thursday.

  • Nationals agree to deal with first-round pick

    The Washington Nationals have agreed to a deal with first-round pick Dane Dunning, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis.

  • Could Burdi make big leagues months after Draft?

    Zack Burdi is pitching for the White Sox organization he supported as a fan growing up in Downers Grove, Ill. The hard-throwing right-hander has been promoted from the Arizona Rookie League to Class A Advanced Winston-Salem, and there already has been talk that Burdi could help the big league team before the 2016 season is complete.

  • Brewers in talks with 11th-round pick

    Brewers general manager David Stearns said the club remains in talks with several selections, including their highest unsigned pick, 11th-rounder Chad McClanahan, a 6-foot-5 third baseman from Phoenix Brophy Prep.

  • Yankees sign first-round Draft pick Rutherford

    The Yankees signed high school outfielder Blake Rutherford, their top selection in the 2016 Draft and the No. 18 overall pick, on Wednesday.

  • Mets agree with 2nd-round Draft pick Alonso

    The Mets continued the process of signing their Draft picks on Monday, inking second-rounder Pete Alonso to a below-slot deal of $909,200, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. Alonso, a first baseman from the University of Florida, hit .374 with 14 homers in 58 games for the Gators.

  • Cards carefully allocate bonus pool money

    The Cardinals have exceeded their Draft bonus pool limit, though the excess spending is part of the team's strategy to maximize their investment in young talent.

  • Sheffield set to become Dodgers' latest Draft signing

    Vanderbilt right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield's Instagram photo of him with pen in hand and a Dodgers script backdrop, the text reading "Not a bad first gig," seems to indicate the club has signed the 36th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. The club has not confirmed the signing.

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