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Rays, first-round pick Ciuffo agree to deal

Rays, top draft pick agree to contract

NEW YORK — The Rays and their first-round draft pick, C Nick Ciuffo, have reached a deal set to be finalized and announced today.

Ciuffo, a Kentucky high schooler taken with the 21st overall pick on June 6, is expected to get a bonus around the $1.975 million that MLB slotted for that spot.

Ciuffo is likely to join the Gulf Coast League team in Port Charlotte.

The Rays also have a deal with fourth-round pick INF Kean Wong, for $393,500, according to Baseball America.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays, first-round pick Ciuffo agree to deal 06/20/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:38am]

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