Tigers to sign Porcello to record $7.3 million deal
Posted by Danny Knobler August 13, 2007 23:16PM
DETROIT -- First-round draft pick Rick Porcello has agreed to sign with the Tigers.
Porcello, the team's first-round draft pick in June, will get a record $7.3 million guaranteed over a four-year major-league contract. The team hasn't announced the deal, but several baseball officials confirmed it Monday.
The contract will be the biggest ever guaranteed to a high school player signed out of the draft, and one of the largest for any drafted player.