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Dodgers, Corey Seager Agree to Deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized an agreement with first-round draft pick Corey Seager, reports Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

Seager, the 18th overall pick in the draft, is expected to receive a bonus of $2.35 million, well over the MLB-allotted slot value of $1.95 million. An infielder out of Concord Cabarraus High School in Concord, North Carolina, the 18-year-old Seager is the first position player to be drafted as the Dodgers’ first pick in a decade.

Listed at 6 feet 4 and 205 pounds, Seager was projected by several other teams as a third baseman, but the Dodgers intend for him to start his professional career as a shortstop.

Represented by uber-agent Scott Boras, Seager reportedly leveraged his impending scholarship to the University of South Carolina to receive his hefty bonus.

The younger brother of Mariners’ infielder Kyle Seager, Corey underwent a physical on Thursday to finalize his contract and is expected to make an appearance at Dodger Stadium today.


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