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Sorry Texas, but Trey Ball won't be hooking any horns anytime soon. The number seven pick in the 2013 MLB draft signed with the Red Sox yesterday for a bonus of $2.75 million.
Ball signed his contact in Boston and the Red Sox organization rolled out the, proverbial, red carpet for their highest draft pick since Trot Nixon (1993) - including an infamous Duck Tour, a day around Fenway Park, and a heavy dose of Red Sox star Dustin Pedroia.
"[They were all saying] hurry up and get here," Ball said. "Dustin Pedroia was like, 'Hurry up so I can retire!' and all that. He was giving me a hard time, but it was a good time." Ball continued, "It's been amazing. It's been a blast out there with all the guys. Growing up, all I wanted to do was be a baseball player. Being able to potentially fulfill that, it's a great honor."
With the signing of Ball complete, the high expectations and pressure to perform will steadily grow as the 18-year old begins his career within the Red Sox organization. However, before we start jumping on (or off) the Trey Ball bandwagon, let's just enjoy the fact that this 18-year old has achieved a small part of his dream.
Officially a member of the Boston Red Sox organization! #REDSOXNATION
— Trey Ball (@South_paw24) June 19, 2013
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