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Nationals announce signing of Robbie Ray

The Nationals have officially agreed to terms with 12th-round draft choice Robbie Ray, according to a release made by the team. Ray, a left-handed high school pitcher from Tennessee, dropped in the draft because it was assumed he had a strong commitment to pitch at the University of Arkansas.

Instead, Ray will join the Nationals. On Saturday night, General Manager Mike Rizzo hosted Ray at Nationals Park in an effort to convince him to sign with the Nationals instead of going to school.

Surely, a rich contract helped, too. On Sunday, Jim Callis of Baseball America reported the Nationals and Ray had agreed to terms on a $799,000 bonus. Only one player chosen after the fourth round had signed for more.

UPDATE: A source confirmed the Nationals and Ray agreed on a $799,000 bonus.

By Adam Kilgore  |  August 16, 2010; 6:40 PM ET
Categories:  draft , minors & farm system  | Tags: Robbie Ray  
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