Dodgers sign first-round pick Holmes

Dodgers sign first-round pick Holmes

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have signed Grant Holmes, their first-round pick in this year's First-Year Player Draft, for a $2.5 million bonus.

The Dodgers had $1,980,500 designated for their first-round pick.

Holmes, 18, a right-handed pitcher drafted out of Conway (S.C.) High School, visited Dodger Stadium on Monday and said he was a physical away from signing. The No. 22 pick overall, Holmes went 4-1 with a 0.35 ERA, striking out 82 batters in 40 innings in his senior season, winning Gatorade's South Carolina Player of the Year.

Holmes signed at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.

Michael Lananna is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.