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Former Rays top pick Guerrieri lands at Hudson Valley



Former Rays top-round draft pick Taylor Guerrieri will make his professional debut with the club's short-season Class A affiliate in Hudson Valley, N.Y.

The Rays released the Hudson Valley roster Thursday. Guerrieri, a 19-year-old right-handed power pitcher who spurned a commitment to the University of South Carolina, signed last August for a $1.6 million bonus. He has since spent time in instructional ball, spring training and extended spring training.

Rated the 10th overall prospect by Baseball America last summer, Guerrieri was still available for the Rays at the No. 24 spot. He posted a 6-1 record with a 1.10 ERA as a senior at Spring Valley (Columbia, S.C.) High.

Joey Knight, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:39am]


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