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August 8, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Sox sign sixth-rounder Perkins


As originally reported by WEEI's Alex Speier, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with their sixth-round pick, outfielder Kendrick Perkins. Baseball America's Jim Callis is also reporting that the deal includes a $600,000 signing bonus, making Perkins the first player the Red Sox have signed "over-slot." The bonus is four times the MLB-recommended amount for a player drafted after the fifth round.

The deal ensures that the 18-year-old Perkins will forgo his scholarship with Texas A&M, where he would have played both football and baseball in an Aggie uniform. Perkins, who starred for La Porte High School in Texas in both sports, has plus speed and the potential for a plus-power bat as well.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox have still yet to agree to terms with other players expected to command an over-slot signing bonus. Pitchers Anthony Ranaudo and Brandon Workman, along with infielders Sean Coyle and Garin Cecchini all remain unsigned at this point. Teams have until August 15 to work out deals with their draft picks.