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Tampa Bay Rays sign first-round draft pick Richie Shaffer

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed first-round draft pick Richie Shaffer in advance of this afternoon's signing deadline.

Shaffer, taken 25th overall, is a power-hitting third baseman from Clemson.

According to Baseball America, the Rays gave Shaffer $1,712,500. He will report to short-season Class A Hudson Valley.

With Shaffer, the Rays have signed their top 13 picks and 36 of 40 overall.

Tampa Bay Rays sign first-round draft pick Richie Shaffer 07/13/12 [Last modified: Friday, July 13, 2012 2:47pm]

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