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Conforto content not being eager Beaver

6/23/2014

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A deal with first-round pick Michael Conforto will be done soon, but he's enjoying a brief period to exhale after a long college season.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The dollar figure for first-round pick Michael Conforto already has been settled. The Oregon State outfielder will receive $2,970,800, which is the precise MLB recommendation for the 10th overall pick.

So what's the snag in the deal not yet being announced?

There is none, a source briefed on the talks told ESPNNewYork.com.

Conforto had a long Pac-12 season and did not mind a breather to exhale with his family in Washington state before beginning his professional career. And agent Scott Boras had other first-round picks to handle anyway.

So the sides, while knowing all along a deal would be done, have slow-tracked it.