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White Sox agree to deal with No. 3 pick Rodon

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014 3:28 p.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have reached a deal with left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon on a minor league contract that includes a nearly $6.6 million signing bonus.

The deal with Rodon, the No. 3 pick in the draft, was announced on Friday.

The 21-year-old Rodon was a first-team, all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a junior with North Carolina State this past season after he went 6-7 with a 2.01 ERA. He ranked ninth in the nation with 117 strikeouts and held opponents to a.229 average in 14 starts.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn says he sees him as a "premium front end starter," and there is a chance Rodon could be called up to the majors this season.

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