The Red Sox and third-round draft pick Blaze Jordan have reportedly agreed to a deal that includes a $1.75 million signing bonus, according to MassLive.com’s Chris Cotillo.
Per Cotillo, “Jordan will fly to Boston next week to take a physical and make his deal official.”
Selected by Boston with the 89th overall pick in the 2020 MLB first-year player draft, the 17-year-old Jordan will receive a bonus that surpasses the $667,900 in slot value that was assigned to his draft position.
The slugging corner infielder out of DeSoto Central High School in Mississippi is the first of four Red Sox draft selections to reportedly sign with the club. First-round pick Nick Yorke, fourth-round pick Jeremy Wu-Yelland, and fifth-round pick Shane Drohan have until August 1st to sign.