Report: Cubs sign supplemental round pick

June, 15, 2012
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have come to a deal with supplemental first-round pick Paul Blackburn, according to Baseball America.

The Northern California high-school product was the 56th overall selection in last week’s draft, a spot the Cubs received when Carlos Pena signed with the Tampa Bay Rays this winter.

The right-handed pitcher has a fastball that can reach the mid to low 90-mph range and projects to have three major league worthy pitches.

Blackburn’s deal was for $911,700, the full value for his spot in the draft.

The Cubs have also reportedly signed fourth-round pick Josh Conway, a right-hander from Coastal Carolina University (S.C.).

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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