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Mariners sign No. 3 overall pick Mike Zunino

Jul 2, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

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The Mariners announced this evening that they have agreed to terms with No. 3 overall pick Mike Zunino. He’ll be officially introduced during a news conference tomorrow.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Zunino will get a $4 million bonus, which is $1.2 million below the slot recommendation for the pick. No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa received a $4.8 million from the Astros while No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton got $6 million from the Twins. Both of those deals were also under the slot recommendation.

Zunino, a catcher out of the University of Florida, was recently named Baseball America’s college player of the year. The 21-year-old has plus-power from the right side of the plate and is highly-regarded for his leadership and defensive ability.

  1. shawnuel - Jul 2, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Welcome to Seattle, Mike!

  2. mmason0071 - Jul 2, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Poor guy. Hope he invests the bonus well, this is likely the last he will ever be heard of again. The Mariners organization seems to be able to destroy the offensive abilities of even the most promising prospects.

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