July 1, 2013 at 10:52 AM
The Red Sox have announced the signing of their seventh-round draft choice, left-handed pitcher Mike Adams. A bonus amount has not been reported, but SoxProspects.com sources indicate that it is for slightly below slot. Adams has been assigned to the Lowell Spinners.
Adams was A Division II All-American pitching for the University of Tampa. Despite being used primarily out of the bullpen, Adams led the Spartans with eight wins while posting a 2.10 ERA in 64 1/3 innings, striking out 77 and walking only eight. The 22-year-old had completed his degree, but did have a year of eligibility remaining.
The Red Sox have also made several other assignments this weekend. Second-round pick Teddy Stankiewicz was assigned to Lowell, while catcher Jon Denney (third round), and outfielders Jordon Austin (eighth) and Joseph Monge (17th) were sent to the Gulf Coast League. All are likely to debut shortly, possibly within the week.
In another roster move, Boston released 2012 draftee Khiry Cooper, reports Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Cooper played football for the University of Tulsa, and did not appear in game action in the Red Sox system.
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