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Pirates | Sign top two picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates came to terms with their top two picks, SP Gerrit Cole and OF Joshua Bell, before the deadline Monday, Aug. 15. Cole, the top overall pick, receives an $8 million signing bonus, and he can make more than $9 million in guarantees if he reaches the big leagues by 2013. Bell receives $5 million. Cole's deal is the largest for any Pirates' draft pick in their history.

2011-08-16 08:50:45 | Source: MLB.com - Jenifer Langosch

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