|Published:||Aug 17, 2010 4:34 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 18, 2010 4:30 AM EDT|
NEW YORK (AP) â€” The Detroit Tigers have signed their top pick in the June amateur draft to minor league contract with a $3.45 million bonus.
Florida high school infielder Nick Castellanos signed with the Tigers before Monday night's deadline. He was taken 44th overall, and the bonus is the highest for a supplemental-round pick in at least a decade.
The Tigers received two supplemental choices after the first round for losing free agent relievers Fernando Rodney and Brandon Lyon.
Castellanos had a scholarship offer to play at the University of Miami.