The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Shane Baz, who was the 12th overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft on Monday night. As expected, he will begin his career with the GCL Pirates. There will be a press conference at 6:00 PM tonight at PNC Park.

Alan Saunders has a statement from Pirates director of amateur scouting Joe DelliCarri, regarding the signing:

https://twitter.com/ASaunders_PGH/status/875828193743294465

More on this later tonight. You can read the article on Shane Baz being taken in the draft here.

UPDATE 8:18 PM: Multiple sources are reporting that Baz signed for $4.1 M, which is $68,000 over-slot....

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