Astros sign No. 2 pick Bregman

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros came to terms with LSU shortstop Alex Bregman, the No. 2 pick from this month's MLB draft, on Thursday.

 

The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but a Houston Chronicle report on Wednesday indicated Bregman could be receiving a $6 million bonus.

 

Bregman's junior season ended last week in LSU's second loss to TCU in the College World Series. He finished the season batting .323 with a .412 on-base percentage, a career-high nine home runs and 38 steals.

Bregman was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, presented to the best amateur baseball player in the United States, but the award went to Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi.

Houston had the No. 2 pick as compensation for failing to sign left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft. Aiken opted to attend the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, to re-enter the 2015 draft before undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. Aiken was drafted 17th overall by Cleveland and reportedly signed for over $2.5 million.

 

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