Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Red Sox Land 20th Overall Selection

The Atlanta Braves and former Red Sox reliever Billy Wagner have agreed to a contract. Wagner, 38, agreed to a one year, 7 million dollar contract. With the signing, the Braves lose their first round pick because Wagner is a Type A free agent. As of now, the Red Sox have the rights to the 20th overall selection, and will hold on to the pick unless Atlanta signs a higher ranked player than Wagner. The pick would then go to the team that lost the higher player. This seems unlikely, but players that could still pull away the 20th pick are John Lackey, Jason Bay, Jose Valverde, Matt Holliday, and Marco Scutaro.
The Red Sox also receive a supplemental pick for the signing, which occurs between the first and second rounds.

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