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Second-round pick DeJong signs with Toronto

Second-round pick DeJong signs with Toronto

Second-round pick DeJong signs with Toronto
TORONTO -- The Blue Jays reached an agreement with 2012 second-round Draft pick Chase DeJong on Sunday afternoon.

DeJong, who was taken with the 52nd overall selection in the First-Year Player Draft, reportedly signed for $820,000 according to a report by Baseball America.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound right-hander posted a 1.80 ERA and 240 strikeouts over 199 innings in three seasons for Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif. His older cousin, Jordan, is a former reliever for the Blue Jays.

The only Blue Jays draftee taken in the first 10 rounds who has yet to sign a contract is first-rounder Marcus Stroman. The product of Duke seems relatively optimistic of reaching a deal in the near future as he tweeted on Friday that he has "some news for y'all soon!"

Toronto has just over $2.1 million remaining in its total Draft cap -- including fines. Anything over that total would result in the loss of a future pick, which is a penalty the club is not inclined to pay.

The recommended slot value for Stroman (No. 22 overall) is $1.8 million. He is expected to receive slightly more than that.

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