Orioles Sign No. 1 Pick Adley Rutschman To Record Bonus
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.