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Blue Jays fail to sign top pick

Updated: July 12, 2013, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Just one first-round selection failed to sign under the second year of baseball's new draft restrictions, with Toronto unable to reach an agreement with No. 10 pick Phil Bickford.

Only nine players taken in the first 10 rounds didn't strike deals. There were fewer deadline-day contracts Friday than in recent years after more players signed in the weeks after the draft was held from June 6-8.

"That was one of the goals, getting guys signed and getting them out there earlier," ...

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