White Sox sign 1st-round pick Jake Burger for $3.7M bonus

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have signed third baseman Jake Burger, their first-round pick in the amateur draft.

Burger, the 11th overall selection, received a $3.7 million bonus in the deal Wednesday. The recommended value by Major League Baseball for his slot was just under $4.2 million.

Burger batted .328 with 22 home runs, 65 RBIs, a .443 on-base percentage and a .648 slugging percentage in 63 games for Missouri State this season. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Burger received the received the Joe Carter Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year award. Burger is a native of Chesterfield, Missouri.

Burger marked the first non-catcher position player taken by the White Sox in the first round since Tim Anderson in 2013.

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