Catcher Austin Wells agrees to $2.5M bonus with Yankees

Fri Jun 26 4:28pm ET

NEW YORK (AP) Catcher Austin Wells has agreed to a minor league contract with a $2.5 million signing bonus after the New York Yankees selected him 28th overall in the amateur draft.

Wells, who turns 21 on July 12, hit .375 with six doubles, two homers and 14 RBIs for the University of Arizona in a season cut to 15 games because of the coronavirus pandemic. He batted .357 with seven homers and 74 RBIs over 71 games in two seasons.

Wells' slot had a value of nearly $2.5 million for the Yankees' signing bonus pool.

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