According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, unsigned Nationals first-round pick RHP Aaron Crow has agreed to a contract with the independent league Fort Worth Cats.
The ninth overall pick in June's draft after winning Big 12 pitcher of the year honors at Missouri, Crow has until midnight Friday to sign with the Nationals. His agent said Wednesday that a deal is unlikely. "The last I talked with Jim Bowden, he didn’t think there was anything more to talk about," agent Randy Hendricks said. "I didn't disagree." Luke Hochevar and Max Scherzer also previously played for the Cats, with Hochevar re-entering the draft and Scherzer agreeing to a deal with the Diamondbacks moments before the signing deadline.