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.
The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with their top two picks, pitchers Jacob Turner and Andrew Oliver, sources said.
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