In an expected move, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed fifth round pick Brandon Waddell, with the news coming from Waddell’s Twitter account.
Officially a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization! Can't wait to get back out on the field!
— Brandon Waddell (@BWaddell20) July 15, 2015
Waddell is a late signing due to his time pitching in the College World Series, in which he played a big role in UVA’s championship run. The Pirates haven’t officially announced the move yet, but he should go to Morgantown when everything is finalized, and should pitch out of their rotation. For more on Waddell, check out his player page.
UPDATE 12:59 PM: Waddell received $315,000, which is slightly under slot.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 15, 2015
Update 1:10 PM: The Pirates also signed 36th round pick James Marvel, a right-handed pitcher out of Duke. The 21-year-old missed the entire 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery, but showed some promise his first two seasons. You can view his player page here. He will head to Bradenton where he will continue his rehab process.