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Orioles Sign No. 1 Pick Adley Rutschman To Record Bonus

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:53 am
by RealGM Wiretap

The Baltimore Orioles have signed the first overall pick in this year\'s draft, Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman, to a record bonus.

The deal is worth $8.1 million, according to reports. Gerrit Cole received an $8 million bonus from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the top pick in 2011.

Rutschman, 21, hit .411 with 17 home runs as a junior this year.

The team plans to introduce Rutschman to the crowd at Camden Yards on Tuesday during a game against the San Diego Padres.