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Sox agree to deal with power-hitting Brentz

06.08.10 at 7:50 pm ET

According to a baseball source, outfielder Bryce Brentz, whom the Red Sox selected with their second pick of the 2010 draft (No. 36 overall), has informed the team that he will sign for the Major League Baseball recommended slot bonus. The amount of the bonus is approximately $891,000. A year ago, the No. 36 overall pick (college pitcher Aaron Miller) signed for $889,200 with the Dodgers.

While no deal would be complete until a physical takes place, Brentz is expected to head to Boston soon for a physical in order to be ready to start his professional career.

Brentz led the NCAA in homers (28) as a sophomore, before struggling at times while dealing with a hairline fracture (described by some as a high ankle sprain) as a junior. Still, he ended the year hitting 15 homers, and after drafting him on Monday, Sox amateur scouting director Amiel Sawdaye said that Brentz has “light tower power.”

For more on the Sox’ first day of the draft, click here.

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