Friday, July 13, 2012

First-round pick, Rays sign contract

The Rays have signed their first-round draft pick, Clemson third baseman Richie Shaffer. Shaffer will report to short-season Class A Hudson Valley. Today is the signing deadline, and the Rays have signed 37 of their 40 picks, including the first 28.

Shaffer signed for $1,712,500, according to Baseball America, which is a hair below the $1,725,000 slot.

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