Mark Appel will stay at Stanford
NEW YORK -- Highly touted pitcher Mark Appel spurned the Pittsburgh Pirates and decided to remain at Stanford for his senior season, the first big casualty of baseball's new restrictions on amateur signing bonuses.
Appel was the only unsigned player among 31 first-round picks, turning down an offer of $3.8 million from the Pirates.
Projected by some to be the No. 1 selection, some teams shied away from the right-hander because of the expected demands of his adviser, Scott ...
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