Jun 27, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT
California high school left-hander Matt Krook was drafted by the Marlins with the 35th overall pick and the two sides agreed to a deal for around the slot recommended bonus of $1.6 million, but Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Krook failed his physical exam and Miami withdrew the offer.
Shortly after being drafted Krook made it very clear that he wanted to sign, telling the Miami Herald:
I love Oregon, love the coaches up there, but I think at this point I’m ready to play pro ball. I just want to get my career started. Both me and [advisor Matt Sosnick] knew what it would take to decide and it fell in the range.
Instead now he’ll go to Oregon and hope similar money is waiting for him in a few years. And the Marlins presumably will get a compensatory pick in next year’s draft for failing to sign him.
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