photo: Alfredo Ruiz (Long Beach State)
The St. Louis Cardinals have signed the sixth, eighth, ninth and 10th-round selections from their 2021 draft class. The four were picked just two days prior, during Monday’s draft day 2.
Late Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced the first four signings from their 2021 draft class.
We have agreed to terms with the following 2021 MLB Draft selections:
▪️LHP Alfredo Ruiz (6th Rd, CSU-Long Beach)
▪️OF Michael Antico (8th Rd, Texas)
▪️RHP Trent Baker (9th Rd, Angelo State)
▪️3B Osvaldo Tovalin (10th Rd, Azusa Pacific)
Updates⬇️ as more signings are announced.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 14, 2021
Full details on all four players can be found in the following article.
Initial team assignments have not yet been made, though The Cardinal Nation Roster Matrix will indicate their signed status. The club does not disclose signing bonuses.
Other Wednesday news
The Cardinals have returned second baseman Irving Lopez to Double-A Springfield from Triple-A Memphis.
The 26-year-old was promoted to Triple-A two months prior, on May 13. In 114 plate appearances with Memphis, Lopez slashed .229/.289/.325/.614. His initial 21-game stint with Memphis in 2019 was far better (.852 OPS). For now, the left-handed batter will have to get back on track at Springfield.
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