Report: Astros working on a contract resolution with draft pick Jacob Nix

Thursday August 28th, 2014

The Houston Astros are still trying to resolve the contract details of fifth-round pick Jacob Nix, reports’s Jon Heyman.

The Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance filed against the Astros after Nix's deal was rescinded. 

Nix, a right-handed pitcher from California, had agreed to a deal in June worth $1.5 million. Nix even went to Houston to take a physical and finalize the deal, but the team never announced any deal with Nix.

The club notably failed to sign its No. 1 pick, pitcher Brady Aiken.

According to the report, a deal could still be worked out for Nix after MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said that the league was trying to work out a resolution. Heyman said that Selig was referring to Nix, not Aiken.

"We're working on that right now. There are a lot of things in movement there so it would be inappropriate for me to comment, but I would say we are working towards a hopeful solution,” Selig said, according to ABC10 San Diego.

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Nix committed to UCLA. If he ends up playing for the Bruins, the next time he will be draft-eligible is 2017.

- Scooby Axson

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