Cardinals sign first-rounder, 19 others

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals signed switch-hitting outfielder Dylan Carlson, one of three first-round draft picks, along with 19 other players.

Carlson took batting practice at Busch Stadium on Wednesday not long after signing his contract.

Scouting director Randy Flores said Carlson would be assigned to Jupiter of the Class A Gulf Coast League. Flores said the team was making good progress on other negotiations.

The 17-year-old Carlson, from Elk Grove High School in California, was the 33rd overall pick.

The Cardinals also signed fourth-rounder Jeremy Martinez, a catcher from Southern California, and sixth-rounder Tommy Edman, a shortstop from Stanford.

The Cardinals have signed six of their 12 picks in the first 10 rounds.

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