Roundup: Mariners sign Ackley; Yankees, Tigers ink top picks
Center fielder Dustin Ackley, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, has reached a deal with the Mariners. It is officially worth $7.5 million, plus $2 million in bonus clauses that could bring it to $9.5 million. Ackley's is the second highest deal ever for a position player behind Mark Teixeira's $9.5 million in 2001.
The Yankees signed their No. 1 pick, outfielder Slade Heathcott, to a $2.2-million signing bonus, sources confirm.
Heathcott, a multi-talented player, was the 29th overall pick in the June draft.
Baseball America first reported the signing.
Turner is a high school product from St. Louis and the team's first-round pick and ninth overall. His deal is worth $5.5 million, including a bonus of $4.7 million and salaries totaling at least $800,000.
Oliver, the Oklahoma State pitcher who battled the NCAA, will receive $1.495-million bonus.
The Padres have a deal with the No. 3 overall pick, high school outfielder Donavan Tate, for $6.25 million. Tate will forego a scholarship to play football at the University of North Carolina.
The Mets signed their No. 1 pick, left-handed pitcher Steve Matz, for $895,000. He is a local kid from Long Island.
• The A's signed USC shortstop Grant Green for $2.75 million.
• The Colorado Rockies and their top draft pick, left-handed pitcher Tyler Matzek, agreed to a contract with a $3.9 million signing bonus just before the deadline.
• The only players from the first round that went unsigned are high school pitcher Matt Purke, who didn't come to a deal with Texas, and high school outfielder LeVan Washington, who didn't come to an agreement with Tampa Bay.
The Royals' No. 1 pick, Aaron Crow, is still not signed. But he was not subject to the Aug. 17 deadline, as a player who failed to sign as a drafted player last year