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Mariners confirm signing of OF Gareth Morgan

Post by Bob Dutton / The News Tribune on June 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm with 1 Comment »
June 10, 2014 8:59 pm

SEATTLE — The Mariners must really like outfielder Gareth Morgan, whom they selected last week with the 74th overall pick in the draft. The Toronto Sun is reporting Morgan, an 18-year old from Toronto, received a $2 million signing bonus.

The assigned slot value for that pick was $760,300.

The Mariners confirmed the signing prior to the game Tuesday against the New York Yankees at Safeco Field but, as per club policy, did not announce financial terms.

Morgan is 6 feet 4 and 220 pounds, bats and throws right-handed and has played center and right field. He will report to the Mariners’ club in the Arizona Rookie League.

The Mariners have also agreed to terms with their picks from the fourth through 10 rounds. According to Jim Callis of, those seven deals comprise a sufficiently below-slot aggregate to off-set Morgan’s above-slot bonus.


Picks signed or agreed to term

Round   Player    Position   Pos   B-T   HT   WT   Age

2b*   Gareth Morgan   OF   R-R   6-4   220   18

4   Ryan Yarbrough   LHP   L-L   6-6   210   22

5   Dan Altavilla   RHP   R-R   5-11   200   21

6   Lance Ratliff   LHP   L-L   6-3   185   19

7   Taylor Byrd   LHP   L-L   6-2   175   21

8   Kody Kerski   RHP   R-R   5-10   185   22

9   Peter Miller  RHP   R-R   6-1   200   22

10   Adam Martin   C   R-R   6-2   230   22

Note: 2b is a competitive balance B pick (end of second round)



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  1. Morgan was obviously going to cost big bucks to buy out of his college commitment but I didn’t think it would be that much over slot. That doesn’t leave them much room for maneuver with Boras/Jackson. The 3-10 picks must have gotten less than half of their slot bonuses.

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