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Rays sign first-round pick Richie Shaffer for $1.7 million

Jul 13, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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With three hours remaining until the signing deadline the Rays and first-round pick Richie Shaffer have agreed to terms.

Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Clemson third baseman will get $1,712,500, which is $12,500 below the slot value for the No. 25 overall pick.

Considered one of the best college bats in the draft class, Shaffer projects as a power hitter who may end up as a corner outfielder or first baseman defensively.

  1. gotampabay52 - Jul 13, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    nice kid will be good shoot put him at first now Pena sucks

    • paperlions - Jul 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      Found ‘em! here they are –>. . . .

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