Prattville High pitcher Austin Bailey, an Alabama signee, agreed to a contract with the Boston Red Sox today. He was Boston's 16th-round draft pick in June.
Bailey leaves Friday for Florida to work out with Boston's Gulf Coast League team and will be back Sept. 20 for fall instructional ball.
"I'm ready to get away from home and get down there," Bailey said. "The excitedness isn't there yet. We knew this would be at the last second, but everything worked out fine."