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  1. Troy Tulowitzki is visiting a sports hernia surgeon

    Jul 27, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

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    This doesn’t sound like a promising development. According to Nick Groke of the Denver Post, star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki flew to Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon to visit Dr. William Meyers about his lingering left hip injury. Meyers performed a sports hernia surgery on Tulowitzki in 2012

  2. Marlins withdraw million-dollar offer after draft pick fails physical

    Jun 27, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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    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.…

  3. Indians agree to terms with first-round pick Clint Frazier

    Jun 15, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

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    Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Indians have agreed to terms with first-round pick Clint Frazier. Frazier, a high school outfielder out of Georgia, was selected fifth overall in last week’s First-Year Player Draft. He’s set to receive a $3.5 million bonus, which is a little under MLB’s assigned value of $3.787 million…

  4. 2013 MLB Draft: Day one winners and losers

    Jun 7, 2013, 2:27 AM EDT

    Mark Appel

    It’s a tradition here at Hardball Talk to pick the winners and losers from the draft, even though we’re years away from having any idea who came out on top. And we’re not ones to mess with tradition, no matter how silly it may make us look in the end. Let’s rock. Winners Mark Appel:…

  5. 2013 MLB Draft: Notes from Round A and Round 2

    Jun 7, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT

    Michael Lorenzen

    - The Royals kicked off the first of the two “Competitive Balance” rounds with Indiana State left-hander Sean Manaea, suggesting that they did have a plan in place when they shocked everyone by reaching for shortstop Hunter Dozier with the eighth pick. Still, it all makes one wonder why they didn’t just take Manaea first;…

  6. 2013 MLB Draft: Picks 11-20 – Mets look to first base, Padres go Renfroe

    Jun 6, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

    Hunter Renfroe

    Mets picked high school first baseman Dominic Smith 11th overall. Domonic Brown has been this year’s breakthrough player, so why not Dominic Smith. It can’t be taken as a great vote of confidence for either Ike Davis or Lucas Duda that the Mets took a first baseman here, but many, many things can happen before…

  7. 2013 MLB Draft: Picks 6-10 – The Marlins jump on Colin Moran

    Jun 6, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    Colin Moran

    Marlins selected third baseman Colin Moran from the University of North Carolina with the sixth overall pick. One rumor last week was that the Astros might take Moran first overall in order to save some money. The Marlins should consider themselves lucky to get him here. Moran, the nephew of former No. 1 overall draft…

  8. 2013 MLB Draft: Picks 2-5 – Cubs take third baseman Kris Bryant 2nd overall

    Jun 6, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant

    Cubs picked University of San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant with the second overall pick. Bryant, a 6-foot-5 right-handed bat, was considered the best power hitter from the college ranks, smashing 31 homers to go along with a .329/.493/.820 line for San Diego this year. The question with him is defense, as some wonder if…

  9. Baseball America thinks the White Sox target only ‘athletic’ outfielders

    May 10, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

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    I have some sympathy for anyone asked to do an MLB mock draft. Football and basketball are difficult enough, but baseball adds layers of extra complexity with the high school-college mix, signability issues, metal bats and so much else fouling in the mix. In a baseball mock draft, one might have a good idea of…

  10. Mark Appel is the top-ranked player in the draft … again

    Feb 1, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Mark Appel

    Baseball America just released its pre-season ranking of the top-50 players for this year’s draft and Stanford right-hander Mark Appel tops the list. Of course, Appel topped the list last year too and leading up to the draft many people expected him to go No. 1 to the Astros, but then Houston passed and he…

  11. Troy Tulowitzki is still looking for answers on groin injury

    Jun 20, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Troy Tulowitzki was pulled from a minor league rehab game a week ago after having a setback with his left groin injury, but he’s still looking for answers on the reason for his continued discomfort. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Tulowitzki has already made a pair of visits this week to sports…

  12. No. 1 pick Carlos Correa goes 1-for-5 in pro debut

    Jun 18, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Carlos Correa

    No. 1 pick Carlos Correa signed with the Astros almost immediately and the high school shortstop from Puerto Rico also wasted no time making his professional debut, going 1-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base today at rookie-ball. Correa, who agreed to a $4.8 million bonus compared to the $7.2 million slot value for…

  13. Report: Nationals won’t forfeit pick to sign Lucas Giolito

    Jun 18, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    California high school right-hander Lucas Giolito was in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick before an elbow injury ended his season and he fell to the Nationals with the 16th pick. Because of the new rules for signing bonuses the Nationals are somewhat limited in terms of what they can offer Giolito and…

  14. Astros sign No. 41 pick Lance McCullers for double slot value at $2.5 million

    Jun 18, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Part of the Astros’ strategy in drafting Carlos Correa with the No. 1 overall pick was their ability to sign him to a below-slot bonus and use the savings to snag a tough-to-sign player later. That player turned out to be high school right-hander Lance McCullers, who was considered a top-20 prospect based on talent…

  15. Troy Tulowitzki to be examined for possible sports hernia

    Jun 16, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

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    This isn’t what you want to hear if you’re a Rockies fan. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that Troy Tulowitzki will fly to Philadelphia on Monday to be evaluated for a possible sports hernia. Tulowitzki’s injury was originally described as a left groin strain when he was placed on the disabled list at…

  16. Padres sign No. 7 pick Max Fried for $3 million

    Jun 15, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

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    San Diego and No. 7 overall pick Max Fried have agreed to a $3 million deal that’s the exact slot amount for the pick. Fried, a high school left-hander from California, ranked seventh on Baseball America‘s list of the top players in the class and ESPN.com rated him fifth, behind only Byron Buxon, Carlos Correa,…

  17. A’s sign No. 11 pick Addison Russell for $2.625 million

    Jun 14, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Oakland has signed first-round pick Addison Russell, with Jim Callis of Baseball America reporting that the high school shortstop from Florida will get the exact slot figure for the No. 11 pick of $2.625 million. Prior to the draft Baseball America ranked Russell as the 28th-best player in the class and ESPN.com rated him 19th.…

  18. Rockies sign No. 10 pick David Dahl for $2.6 million

    Jun 13, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    No. 10 overall pick David Dahl has agreed to a $2.6 million deal with the Rockies, who save $100,000 compared to the slot value for the pick of $2.7 million. Dahl had committed to play college ball at Auburn, but the high school center fielder from Alabama will instead begin his pro career after ranking…

  19. Twins sign No. 2 pick Byron Buxton for draft-high $6 million

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Byron Buxton

    No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton was in Minnesota yesterday to undergo his pre-signing physical exam and also took batting practice at Target Field in the same hitting group as Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that Buxton has agreed to a $6 million signing bonus, which is slightly below…

  20. Twins agree to terms with No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton

    Jun 11, 2012, 11:41 PM EDT

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    La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins have agreed to terms with 2012 No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton, pending a physical. Neal’s colleague Joe Christensen was told by Buxton’s agent yesterday that the two sides were close to a deal. The 18-year-old outfielder arrived in Minneapolis today and…

  21. Twins close to deal with No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton

    Jun 10, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune was informed by the agent for No. 2 pick Byron Buxton on Sunday that a contract agreement is drawing near between the Twins and the 18-year-old outfielder. Buxton is scheduled to arrive in the Twins Cities on Monday morning and will likely take his customary pre-signing physical Tuesday. If…

  22. Royals sign No. 5 overall pick Kyle Zimmer for $3 million

    Jun 7, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa has already agreed to a contract with the Astros and the Royals announced that No. 5 overall pick Kyle Zimmer is also under contract just three days after being drafted. Zimmer is a right-handed starter from the University of San Francisco who many draft experts felt was neck and…

  23. Astros, No. 1 pick Carlos Correa have verbal agreement

    Jun 6, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

    Carlos Correa

    Astros owner Jim Crane told MLB.com’s Brian McTaggert that the team and Carlos Correa have come to a verbal agreement less than 48 hours after he was picked first overall in the MLB draft. Correa is expected to get around $5 million, which would leave the Astros with over $6 million to sign the rest…

  24. Astros and No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa already progressing toward deal

    Jun 5, 2012, 7:27 PM EDT

    Carlos Correa

    We’ve become accustomed to teams and their No. 1 overall picks negotiating right up until the signing deadline, but the Astros and shortstop Carlos Correa could have a deal done within days. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the two sides are already progressing toward an agreement. The deal is expected to be worth around…

  25. Report: Mark Appel turned down $6 million from Astros

    Jun 5, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Mark Appel

    It shocked many when the Astros decided to go with shortstop Carlos Correa over Stanford right-hander Mark Appel with the first pick in the MLB draft. As many speculated, Appel’s bonus demands may well have made the choice for them. A source told Tom Krasovic that Appel, who is being advised by Scott Boras, turned…

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