ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) â€” The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a contract with first-round draft pick Josh Sale, giving him a $1.62 million signing bonus.
Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman made the announcement at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, more than two hours after the midnight EDT deadline for deals to be completed.
Sale, selected 17th overall, is an outfielder from Seattle who played last season at Bishop Blanchet High School.
The Rays also agreed to a deal with high school outfielder Drew Vettleson from Silverdale, Wash. He was the 42nd player chosen in the June draft.