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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
First-round pick Smith signing imminent

By Adam Rubin

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ATLANTA -- First-round pick Dominic Smith could officially be on board with the Mets by the end of the day, multiple sources told

"It's in the process of being finalized --hopefully today," one insider said.

Smith, a 17-year-old high school first baseman from Los Angeles, is expected to open his professional career in the Gulf Coast League, which is based in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The MLB recommended amount for the 11th overall pick is $2.84 million.