SAN DIEGO – Cory Spangenberg, a 20-year-old second baseman, became the first first-round selection from this week’s draft to come to terms when he reached a deal with the San Diego Padres, the TinCaps’s parent club, on Friday.
Spangenberg received a signing bonus of $1.86 million.
The former Pennsylvania prep star played at Virginia Military Institute for a year and won Big South Conference freshman of year honors before transferring to Indian River State College. He batted .477 this season for Indian River, the sixth-best average in the nation among Division I junior colleges. Spangenberg went No. 10 overall.
Around the leagues
Cleveland outfielder Travis Buck and his wife were sent to the hospital as a precaution after they were in a taxi crash in New York. Kansas City promoted Mike Moustakas from Triple-A Omaha and inserted the prized prospect into its starting lineup against Los Angeles. Atlanta left fielder Martin Prado was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a staph infection in his right calf. Pittsburgh put reliever Evan Meek on the disabled list because of tendinitis in his right shoulder. Boston right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka had elbow reconstruction surgery.