Former Oregon State star and Sherwood native Adley Rutschman officially signed with his professional club, the Baltimore Orioles, who drafted him number-one overall in the MLB Amateur first-year player draft.

Rutschman’s deal came with an $8.1 Million signing bonus, setting a new baseball record for most signing bonus money by a draftee.  Gerritt Cole of the Pittsburgh Pirates signed with an $8 Million bonus back in 2011.

The slot value for the number-one pick this year was over $8.4 Million.

Rutschman is scheduled to have a press conference on Tuesday, where his first minor league assignment should be made known.

 

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