With last weekend's draft in the rearview, the focus now shifts to player signings. The Yankees had a handful of guys make it all but official yesterday and another 1 or 2 strongly indicate that they would be signing in the near future. Here's the latest:
- All but official: RHP Matt Borens (11th round), 1B Bo Thompson (13th), RHP Sean Carley (14th), RHP Corey Holmes (20th). Thompson will start at Low-A Charleston, Carley and Holmes with SS Staten Island.
- Strongly indicated: RHPs Jordan Foley (5th) and Jonathan Holder (6th). There are reports and tweets from multiple sources that state both are expected to sign this week, including Holder tweeting a picture of himself wearing a Yankee hat.
- Austin DeCarr (3rd) was expected to report to Tampa to sign today, according to the NE Baseball Journal. Slot money for his pick is $575,000 and the report says he'll sign for twice that amount.
- Jonathan Lindgren (2nd) is also reportedly on his way to Tampa to take his physical and make his signing official, and that will take place on Thursday. No word on what he'll get. Slot value is 1.0187 mil.
** UPDATE 4:47 PM- A few more updates that came out today: Jordan Montgomery (4th) has agreed to sign and is heading to Tampa. He'll be going to SS Staten Island. Damon Oppenheimer has confirmed that 10th round pick Ty McFarland has been signed. No word on the amount. **
IT IS HIGH! IT IS FAR! IT IS... caught.: "I knew that Scranton would play a role in all of this. I have booked a seat on the 8:20 p.m. Greyhound out of Durham. I arrive in Scranton at 2:20 p.m., tomorrow afternoon. There is free wifi on every Greyhound bus now, there are individual power outlets, and I am told that the legroom situation has improved significantly. I'm no prima donna, but comfort matters when you are tracking leads. Today is my sixteenth wedding anniversary, but I told my wife that this is important. This comes first. She didn't reply. I have budgeted one full day in Scranton before I take the Sunday night Greyhound to Tampa in order to track down Alphonso's and ALL CAPS's leads. I am on the Express Bus, and I will arrive two days later (just before noon on Tuesday). Not bad for $252 and only 3 transfers. Watch for regular updates from the road."
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