Colon headed to Class A Wilmington

Updated: June 25, 2010, 7:47 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This is one year there'll be no bitter, protracted negotiations between the Kansas City Royals and their No. 1 draft pick.

Less than three weeks after the Royals made him the fourth overall pick in the draft, shortstop Christian Colon signed a contract and got ready to report to the advanced Class A affiliate in Wilmington, Del., of the Carolina League.

A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said the 21-year-old Colon received a signing bonus of $2.75 ...

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