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Dodgers sign first-rounder Corey Seager for $2.35 million

Jun 30, 2012, 11:04 AM EDT

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According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have signed first-round pick Corey Seager for $2.35 million. He’ll get $400,000 over MLB’s $1.95 million estimated slot value for the 18th overall pick.

Seager, 18, was considered one of the best high school bats in this year’s draft class. Many think he’ll have to slide over to third base in the long-term, but the Dodgers intend to have him begin his professional career as a shortstop. He’s the brother of Mariners’ third baseman Kyle Seager.

Unfortunately for the floundering Dodgers’ offense, he won’t be able to help at the major league level anytime soon.

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