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Sox announce signing of top pick Chavis

6/24/2014

The Boston Red Sox announced the signing of first-round draft pick (no. 26 overall) Michael Chavis on Tuesday.

Chavis, a shortstop out of Sprayberry High School in Marietta, GA, hit .580 this season with 13 home runs and 37 RBI in 28 games. ESPN Insider Keith Law had him ranked no. 28 on his Top 100 draft prospects. The terms of Chavis’s bonus (slotted at $1,870,500) were not released.

The team also announced the signing of nine other draft picks, including third-round pitcher Jake Cosart (brother of Houston Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart) and fourth-round pitcher Kevin McAvoy out of Bryant University in Rhode Island.

Other signings include first baseman Josh Ockimey (5th round), outfielder Danny Mars (6th round), right-handed pitcher Karsten Whitson (11th round), left-handed pitcher Jalen Beeks (12th round) and outfielder Tyler Hill (19th round).

The Red Sox have now signed their first seven picks in the draft as well as 18 of their 41 overall selections. This year’s signing deadline for draftees is July 18.