The Texas Rangers are getting close to agreeing on a deal with Lewis Brinson, their first round in last weekend’s draft, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
An outfielder out of Coral Gables High School in Florida, it looks like Brinson will forgo a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Florida and make the jump from high school to the pros. In an interview this week on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM, Rangers’ assistant general manager Thad Levine said the team wasn’t completely surprised that Brinson might agree to sign.
"From the research that we had done, we felt like there was at least a sliver of hope that he would sign and come into the pro game," Levine said Tuesday, per the Dallas Morning News. "We’re optimistic that we’ll be able to get him signed."