Sources: Crow to sign with Royals

Updated: September 17, 2009, 11:42 AM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

The Kansas City Royals are on the verge of an agreement with their No. 1 draft pick, pitcher Aaron Crow, for a major league deal that will pay him between $3 million and $4.5 million, sources said.

Crow, a right-hander from the University of Missouri, was picked in the first round by the Washington Nationals in 2008, but did not reach an agreement. He re-entered the draft this year, and was selected 12th overall by the Royals.

Crow grew up in Kansas, about 60 miles west of Kansas City. ...

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