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Giants Leave It Late, Sign First Round Pick Zack Wheeler For $3.3 Million

After the San Francisco Giants selected right-hander Zack Wheeler with the No.6 overall pick in the 2009 Major League First-Year Player Draft, he told the MLB Network that all he wanted to do was go out there and play some ball.

The deal may have gotten done just minutes before the signing deadline, but the 19-year-old Dallas, Ga. native is finally going to get his chance to play after agreeing to a contract with the Giants that includes a $3.3 million bonus. Because it's a 2010 deal, Wheeler won't make his professional debut until next season. He will go to Arizona to work out until the minor league seasons come to a close and then he'll participate in the Giants' fall instructional league.

The bonus is almost one million above the estimated $2.34 million suggest slot acc...

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