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Royals sign first-round pick LHP Brandon Finnegan

TCU’s Brandon Finnegan pitched during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game last month in Fort Worth, Texas.
TCU’s Brandon Finnegan pitched during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game last month in Fort Worth, Texas. AP

The Royals have agreed to terms with Brandon Finnegan, the left-handed pitcher from TCU they selected with the No. 17 pick in this month’s draft.

Finnegan signed for the full bonus for his draft slot, $2,200,600, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. CBS Sports first reported the bonus figure.

Finnegan, a 21-year-old from Fort Worth, went 9-3 with a 2.04 ERA for the Horned Frogs. He struck out 134 batters in 105 2/3 innings.

The Royals introduced Finnegan in a press conference before Saturday’s game.

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