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Marlins have deal with first-rounder Heaney

Marlins have deal with first-rounder Heaney

Marlins have deal with first-rounder Heaney
MIAMI -- The Marlins have reached an agreement on a $2.6 million bonus with right-hander Andrew Heaney of Oklahoma State, their first-round pick in last month's First-Year Player Draft, according to MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.

With Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline for signing Draft picks approaching, Heaney and third-rounder Avery Romero are the Marlins' only two selections from the first 10 rounds who remain unsigned.

The Marlins have not commented on the agreement.

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According to reports, Heaney was asking for the $2.8 million signing bonus slotted for the No. 9 overall selection; the team offered $2.6 million. Per team policy, Heaney would have to pass a physical before he could sign a contract, and no such physical has taken place.

President David Samson offered little insight into the team's negotiations.

"I'll talk again [on Friday] at 5," Samson said. "We'll be here [on Friday] at 5. There's no reason to talk about it now."

Should the Marlins not sign Heaney, they would receive the No. 10 overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

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