Padres agree with third pick

Updated: August 18, 2009, 5:15 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Outfielder Donavan Tate, the third pick overall in the June amateur draft, agreed Monday to a deal with the San Diego Padres worth $6.25 million.

Tate had planned to play baseball and football at North Carolina before signing with the Padres. He is the son of former NFL running back Lars Tate.

"We knew all along that football was not where his heart was," said Grady Fuson, San Diego's vice president for scouting and player development.

Tate had been in camp with ...

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