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Quick Signings Update

June 6, 2002

Here's a quick signings update. In the coming days, Baseball America will launch full team-by-team signings information as well as a bonus chart.

• As stated in our Reds draft report, third overall pick Chris Gruler has signed for a $2.5 million bonus. Also, the Reds announced oral agreements with second-rounder Joey Votto (for $600,000) and sixth-rounder Walter Olmstead.

• Eighth overall pick Scott Moore and the Tigers have agreed to terms with a $2.3 million bonus.

• The Rockies have agreed to terms with their top pick (ninth overall), Jeff Francis, who received a $1.85 million signing bonus.

• The Angels and top pick (12th overall) Joe Saunders have agreed on a deal with a reported $1.825 million bonus. He will start at rookie-level Provo in the Pioneer League.

Royce Ring, the 18th overall pick to the White Sox, has signed for $1.6 million.

• The Athletics have come to terms with their second supplemental pick (37th overall), Steve Obenchain, for $750,000.

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