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Nationals announce signing of Sammy Solis

The Nationals have officially agreed to terms with second-round pick Sammy Solis, the team announced on their official Twitter feed. Solos, a left-hander from the University of San Diego, signed for $1 million, according to a team source.

Solis is a strike-thrower whose fastball reaches between 88 and 94 miles per hour. He throws two breaking balls, and his best pitch is an over-the-top, 12-to-6 curveball. Solis went 9-2 with a 3.42 ERA during this season, his redshirt sophomore year.


By Adam Kilgore  |  August 16, 2010; 8:17 PM ET
Categories:  draft , minors & farm system  | Tags: Sammy Solis  
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Next hour, they announce the signing of Cole...
Then, we wait....

Posted by: TimDz | August 16, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised the MLB Players Assn doesn't make a stink about this.
Players who are signed above slot get their contracts held and unannounced in order to try and keep the market under control and keep bonuses / compensation down.

Not that I care.
I'm just surprised MLBPA puts up with it.

Posted by: Sunderland | August 16, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

MLB Trade Rumors says the Nationals have announced a deal with Cole.

Posted by: packyderm2 | August 16, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

"I'm surprised the MLB Players Assn doesn't make a stink about this."

As long as it doesn't violate the CBA, there's really nothing the union can do about it. There's nothing that would stop the players from making the announcement, but my understanding is that the teams leave some minor detail of the contract unresolved until the last minute, so they can insist that there's no agreement yet, when the players or their agents "leak" information about the deals to the media.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | August 16, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

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