Source: White Sox, top pick Burdi agree to deal

Source: White Sox, top pick Burdi agree to deal

CLEVELAND -- The White Sox came to terms Friday with first-rounder Zack Burdi, the 26th pick overall in the 2016 MLB Draft, with a bonus of $2,128,500 to correspond with the No. 26 pick value, according to's Jim Callis.

The team has yet to announce any of its Draft signings.

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Burdi, a right-hander from the University of Louisville and Downers Grove, Ill., has topped out at 101 mph with his fastball to go with a hard slider and changeup. Burdi will be used as a reliever at the outset, and some have speculated that he could pitch for the White Sox this season. He also may have future value as a starter.

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