Report: Cubs ink fourth-round pick Conway

June, 14, 2012
6/14/12
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO – The first significant signing from the Cubs’ 2012 draft class took place Thursday, 10 days after selections were made.

Baseball American reported that the Cubs had come to terms on a deal with fourth-round pick Josh Conway. The right-handed pitcher, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, reportedly agreed to a $280,000 deal with the value of the spot he was picked said to be at $343,200.

The product of Coastal Carolina University (S.C.) is a lean 6-foot-1 175 pounder who was said to possess a fastball that could reach up to 96 mph before he was injured. He was also known for an impressive slider.

The Cubs are said to have also come to terms with six selections in the lower rounds, and are close to announcing another deal in the upper rounds to go along with Conway.


Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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