Remarkin' Clarkin agrees to deal

June, 17, 2013
6/17/13
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High schooler Ian Clarkin, the Yankees' final first round pick, has agreed to a deal with the Yankees, a source confirmed. Clarkin just needs to take a physical, and then the youngster who once disliked the Yankees will be wearing pinstripes.

Clarkin signed for slot money, meaning he got $1.651 million, which seems like life-altering cash. Clarkin said on a conference call after he was picked that he needed "life-changing money" to sign a deal.

Clarkin is a lefty with a good curveball and a low-90s fastball. His comments will be a fun little backstory if he ever makes it big in the Bronx.

For those who still harbor some ill will, I say give the kid a break.

CBS Sports first reported that Clarkin had agreed to a deal with the Yankees.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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