Rays won't sign 31st overall pick Drew Rasmussen
The Rays announced today they will not sign 31st overall pick RHP Drew Rasmussen, a hard-throwing pitcher from Oregon State.
In a statement, the Rays said, "we were unable to reach an agreement with Drew Rasmussen. We wish Drew the best as he moves forward. We will have no further comment on the matter.''
The Rays can not use the $2.135--million slot money elsewhere in this draft, but due expect to get a compensation pick - likely No. 32 overall - in next year's draft.
The deadline for signing picks is Friday.