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Pirates sign Cumpton, Hafner

Pirates sign Cumpton, Hafner

The Pirates officially announced the signings of the following 2010 draft picks: Nick Kingham (4th round), Brandon Cumpton (9th round) and Ryan Hafner (17th round). The Kingham signing was reported last week by Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects. Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets that Cumpton signed for $124,500.

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UPDATE (8/10/2010, 12:00 PM): Jim Callis reports that Hafner received an above slot bonus of $450,000.

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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