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Jays ink 14 Draft picks

Jays ink 14 Draft picks

SAN DIEGO -- The Blue Jays inked 14 of their selections from last week's First-Year Player Draft to professional contracts on Tuesday.

The new signees include right-handers Aaron Sanchez and Noah Syndergaard, who were both sandwich picks between the first and second round. Sanchez was selected with the 34th overall pick and Syndergaard was grabbed with the 38th selection.

Canadian outfielder Marcus Knecht, who was added to the Blue Jays' system in the third round, also agreed to a contract.

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Other signings included third baseman Christopher Hawkins (third round); righty Travis Garrett (19th); outfielders Angel Gomez (23rd), Ronnie Melendez (24th) and Stephen McQuail (30th); second basemen Andy Fermin (32nd) and Matt Abraham (49th); and pitchers Tyler Powell (34th), Daniel Barnes (35th), Brandon Berl (40th) and Drew Permison (42nd).

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