Keon Barnum close to deal with White Sox

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Sun. June 10, 2012 | Laura Keeley | Email

Keon Barnum close to deal with White Sox

When former King first baseman Keon Barnum was drafted in the supplemental first round of Monday's MLB first-year players draft by the White Sox at No. 48 overall, Chicago's director of amatuer scouting Doug Laumann told local media that night he thought Barnum was close to signing.

Less then a week later, Laumann appears right.

Barnum, who stands 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, is flying to Arizona to take a physical Monday. If he passes, he will officially sign with the White Sox and forgo his scholarship to Miami. In his senior year, he hit .417 with hit five home runs, five doubles and two triples to go along with 26 walks, 27 runs scored and 15 RBIs. The slotted bonus for the 48th overall pick is $1,052,500.

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