The Indians have also signed three of their six draft picks.
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Tribe signs 1st-rounder Tucker, 2 more picks - Tucker, who was the 23rd overall pick, signed for $2 million, according to MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis, which is less than his $2.93 million slot value for the pick. The club also inked second-round pick Logan Allen and fifth-rounder Mason Hickman, both pitchers
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Speaking on a Zoom call Friday, Antonetti did not identify the staffers who have opted out or specify their roles in the organization. He added that he’s unaware of any players declining to participate because of health reasons.
Cleveland Indians Agree to Deal with First-Round Pick SS Carson Tucker
The Indians haven't missed on signing a draft pick since Alan Horne back in 2001, and Friday that streak continued as the team was able to come to terms with the 23rd overall pick in the draft in shortstop Carson Tucker.
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