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Cardinals | Three draft picks agree
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:45:28 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals P Marco Gonzales, P Rob Kaminsky and SS Oscar Mercado, the organization's first three draft picks in the 2013 First Year Player Draft, have reached contract agreements. Gonzales, as previously reported, signed for $1.85 million. The amount is slightly below the slot value of $2.0558 million for the 19th overall selection. Kaminsky, the 28th overall pick and a compensatory selection for the free-agent departure of SP Kyle Lohse, has agreed to sign for $1.7853 million. Mercado, taken in the second round with the 57th overall choice, received a signing bonus of $1.5 million, which was higher than the value assigned to that slot ($971,400) and lured him away from his commitment to Florida State. He is touted for his defense and projects to remain at shortstop for the long term.

The signing bonuses the Cardinals have handed out thus far equal $5.1353 million, leaving them with $1.7726 million in their pool of slot money. All money used to sign players from the first 10 rounds of the draft count against the pool total. An overage would result in a financial tax or, if extensive enough, the loss of a future draft pick.

12/2 - Angels | Cody Ege designated
12/2 - Athletics | Nine invited to spring training
12/1 - Braves | Jaime Garcia acquired
12/1 - Cardinals | Three minor-leaguers acquired
12/1 - Braves | Tuffy Gosewisch avoids arbitration
12/1 - Astros | Nori Aoki avoids arbitration
11/30 - Pirates | Pittsburgh signs two to minor league deals
11/30 - Rockies | Jordan Lyles avoids arbitration
11/30 - Orioles | Baltimore adds Logan Verrett
11/30 - Athletics | Rangel Ravelo cut
11/30 - Athletics | Matt Joyce agrees with Athletics
11/29 - Diamondbacks | Kyle Jensen's contract sold
11/29 - Mariners | Ryan Weber designated for assignment
11/29 - Cubs | Jon Jay signed by Cubs
11/29 - Pirates | Jeff Locke designated for assignment
11/29 - Pirates | Lisalverto Bonilla signed
11/29 - Mets | Yoenis Cespedes back with Mets
11/29 - Brewers | Chris Carter designated for assignment
11/29 - Brewers | Eric Thames signs with Brewers
11/28 - Mariners | Max Povse headed to M's
11/28 - Mariners | Rob Whalen added by Seattle
11/28 - Dodgers | Henry Ramos heads to L.A.
11/28 - Braves | Alex Jackson acquired
11/28 - Angels | Gregorio Petit designated by LAA
11/28 - Angels | Ryan LaMarre added by Halos
11/28 - Marlins | Edinson Volquez headed to Miami
11/28 - Yankees | Nathan Eovaldi released
11/28 - Reds | Two Reds players designated for assignment
11/28 - Reds | Cincinnati claims two off waivers
11/28 - Cardinals | Brayan Pena let go

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