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Victor Roache, Milwaukee Brewers Near Agreement

UPDATE: The Brewers have officially agreed to terms with both Victor Roache and their other first-round pick Clint Coulter, reports of Coulter, an 18-year-old catcher out of Union High School in Washington state, was the 27th overall pick in the draft.


The Milwaukee Brewers may reach a deal with first round draft pick Victor Roache today, reports Jaymes Langrehr at the Disciples of Uecker.

A right-handed outfielder out of Georgia Southern, the 20-year-old Roache, who went 28th overall in the draft, spoke to WSSP sports radio on Wednesday, saying:

"I’m coming into Milwaukee Thursday to get my physical and sign a contract, do the press conference and all that."

No details on the impending deal are available at the moment, but last year's 28th pick received a $1.135 million bonus.

The 2011 NCAA home run champion as a sophomore, Roache broke his wrist just six games into the 2012 season, hurting his position in the draft. The injury will set back Roaches' start date even if he comes to terms with the team today, but the Brewers medical staff expects the Michigan native to make a full recovery.

Roache was drafted in the 25th round out of high school by his hometown Tigers in 2009 but opted to attend college and improve his draft standing.