June 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM
The Red Sox signed sixth-round pick Steve Nogosek (pictured) on Wednesday; the signing was first reported by Chris Cotillo. Nogosek is a right-handed pitcher from the University of Oregon. The Red Sox selected him with the 178th overall pick. The deal is worth $250,000 and comes in slightly below the slot value of $281,100.
Nogosek is coming off an excellent junior season at Oregon; he posted a 1.11 ERA and 45/14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 40 2/3 innings pitched. He possesses a mid-90s fastball and mixes in a curve that has the potential to become a plus pitch. Entering the draft, Nogosek was ranked 164th by Baseball America, 177th by Perfect Game, and 175th by MLB.com.
Between Nogosek's deal and Tuesday's signing of second-round pick C.J. Chatham, the Red Sox have agreed to two below slot deals. The savings could go toward first-round pick Jason Groome, who is expected to sign an over-slot contract.
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