The Houston Astros have wasted no time in beginning to bring some of their 2012 draft picks into their organization, announcing a slew of signings on Tuesday:
Astros sign OF Brett Phillips (6th round); OF Marc Wik (21st); LHP Kenneth Long (22nd); IF Ryan Dineen (25th); RHP Michael Hauschild (33rd).— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) June 12, 2012
Phillips, a two-sport star from Florida who had signed with NC State to play baseball, was the most noteworthy of the signings.
Houston agreed to give him a $300,000 signing bonus as well as pay for any future college tuition in order to get the high schooler into their rookie ball team in Kissimmee.
The 2012 draft is the first to operate under the new rules agreed to in the new CBA, which limits the amount of money any one team can spend on signing their draft picks.
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