Friday July 11th, 2014

Carlos Rodon at one point was considered a favorite to be selected with the first overall pick in this past June's MLB Draft, but he ultimately slipped to the Chicago White Sox with the third overall selection. On Friday, the left-hander officially signed with the White Sox, according to a release by the team

Rodon will receive a bonus of $6.582 million, well above the slot value assigned to the No. 3 pick ($5.7215 million). Rodon is expected to join the organization's High-A Winston Salem affiliate to begin his professional career. 

Word first leaked earlier in the week that the two sides were nearing an agreement. Rodon reportedly traveled to Chicago on Wednesday and took his physical on Thursday. 

The White Sox are currently 44-49 and sit in fourth place in the AL Central. 

- Aaron Somers

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