The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed sixth round draft pick Cody Bolton, a right-handed prep pitcher from California. He had a commitment to Michigan and is expected to receive an over-slot bonus. If we have an update, we will post it here, including other possible signings today.
Here is the player page for Bolton. He is the 32nd player to sign. You can view our draft tracker here.
UPDATE: The Pirates also signed 32nd round pick Jesse Medrano, a third baseman from Fresno State. He would be the 33rd player signed and the 34th player would be 14th rounder Chris Sharpe, who got a $256,000 bonus according to Jim Callis, which is $131,000 over-slot.
Here are their player pages:
UPDATE II:The Pirates officially announced the deals, just these three pla...
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