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Hunter Greene has reached agreement with Cincinnati Reds for $7.23 million

Hunter Greene has reached agreement with Cincinnati Reds for $7.23 million

Hunter Greene appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine as a 17-year-old. That tells a little about the expectations people have for Greene.

Now he’s ready to embark on a professional baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds after reaching agreement on a $7.23-million signing bonus on Friday just minutes before the 2 p.m. PDT deadline, according to his father, Russell.

“He’s on top of the world,” Russell said. “We were getting our hair cut 30 minutes to the deadline. The last two or three minutes, he was on the couch.”

Greene, a pitcher and shortstop from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High, was taken No. 2 overall by the Reds last month in baseball’s amateur...

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