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Astros fail to sign Brady Aiken, No. 1 overall pick in MLB draft
Astros fail to sign Brady Aiken, No. 1 overall pick in MLB draft

For only the third time since 1965, a major league team has failed to sign the top overall pick in baseball's annual amateur draft. The Houston Astros and left-hander Brady Aiken, from San Diego Cathedral Catholic High, did not come to terms before Friday's signing deadline. Aiken reportedly had reached an agreement with the Astros on a $6.5-million signing bonus pending a physical. But the Houston Chronicle reported that the physical revealed an issue with a ligament in Aiken's elbow. Aiken has signed a letter of intent to attend UCLA, as has pitcher Jacob Nix of Los Alamitos High, a fifth-round selection who also failed to sign with the Astros. Both players are working...

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