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First Rounder Shane Baz “Had So Many Things the Pirates Were Looking For”

Shane Baz officially signed today. Photo Credit: Alan Saunders
First Rounder Shane Baz “Had So Many Things the Pirates Were Looking For”

PITTSBURGH - Pirates' first round pick Shane Baz turns 18 years old tomorrow. He celebrated today by officially signing with the Pirates, getting a slightly over-slot $4.1 M bonus in the process.

"I might have the best 18th birthday of all time," Baz said during his press conference this afternoon. He went on to describe his feelings on the day. "There’s no words to express that. This is a dream come true. I’ve wanted to play professional baseball since I was three or four years old. To have this dream come true, it means everything."

Baz had good things to say about the organization the night he was drafted, and that continued tonight, beyond the normal cliché talk that you'd expect from a player who is receiving a multi-million dollar bonus from the organization. He noted that the ...

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