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Angels nearing deal with first-round pick Sean Newcomb
Angels nearing deal with first-round pick Sean Newcomb

The Angels are making progress toward an agreement with first-round pick Sean Newcomb, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound left-hander from the University of Hartford who is facing a Friday deadline to sign with the Angels or return to college for his senior year. “We’re certainly working toward a deal,” said Greg Genske, Newcomb’s advisor. “It probably gets done. We’re pretty close, but nothing has been finalized.” Newcomb, the 15th overall pick in the June draft, was 8-2 with a 1.25 earned-run average and 106 strikeouts in 93-1/3 innings in 2014. The suggested signing bonus for the 15th pick, as set by Major League Baseball, is $2.475...

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