Rays on verge of deal with top pick Ciuffo

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UPDATE, 6:25: The deal is essentially done and set to be announced on Friday.

DEVELOPING: The Rays are very close to finalizing a deal with top draft pick C Nick Ciuffo for around the $1.975-million slot value.

Ciuffo, a high school catcher from Kentucky, tweeted Thursday that he was in the Tampa Bay area undergoing his physical.

Once that is completed the deal should be announced.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:25pm]

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