The Orioles agreed to terms with fourth-round pick Randy Henry and ninth-rounder Ryan Berry. Henry will receive a $365,000 bonus, which is $106,700 above MLB’s slot recommendation for the 116th overall pick. Berry will receive $417,600, the same bonus as Baltimore’s third-rounder (Tyler Townsend) and well over the $150,000 maximum guideline the commissioner’s office has for picks after the fifth round.
Both Henry and Berry were in Baltimore for physicals Monday and their signings should become official shortly. Fifth-rounder Ashur Tolliver is visiting the club for a physical today.
A freshman righthander at South Mountain (Ariz.) CC, Henry flashed a mid-90s fastball and plus breaking ball late in the juco season. He missed all of 2008 following Tommy John surgery and worked just 11 innings this spring.
Berry, a righthander from Rice, looked like a first-round pick early in the season before he hurt his shoulder in mid-March. He returned at the end of the season, though some clubs still worried about the condition of his shoulder. Berry’s out pitch is a knuckle-curve, and he can locate his 88-91 mph fastball to both sides of the plate.
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