The Red Sox announce that they have signed 11 draft picks from the 2012 MLB Draft, including one of their first rounders.
Pat Light, the right-hander drafted with the 37th overall pick out of Monmouth University agreed to a deal with Sox (terms undisclosed) Friday. Light posted an 8-3 record with a 2.40 ERA (27 ER) in 14 starts as a junior this season. In his three years at Monmouth, Light tallied 196 strikeouts in 234.1 frames, sixth most in school history.
Two first rounders, shortstop Deven Marrero and LHP Brian Johnson, remain for the Sox to come to terms with.
Right-handers Jamie Callahan, Ty Buttrey and Mike Augliera, Bostons second, fourth and fifth round picks, respectively, also came to terms with deals, as did right-handed pitcher Kyle Kraus (7th round), first baseman Nathan Minnich (8th round), infielder Mike Miller (9th round), left-handed pitcher Dylan Chavez (14th round), center fielder Shaq Thompson (18th round) and first baseman Jake Davies (21st round), catcher Miguel Rodriguez (36th round).
Facing a 1 p.m. Friday deadline to avoid arbitration, the Red Sox reportedly agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with center field Jackie Bradley Jr., and also avoided hearings with six other players.
Shortstop Xander Bogaerts, utilityman Brock Holt, pitchers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross Jr., Tyler Thornburgh and catcher Sandy Leon also agreed to one-year deals.
Terms of the deals were not announced.
It leaves left-handers Fernando Abad and Drew Pomeranz as the only arbitration-eligible Red Sox without a deal.
Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the team, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported.
Bradley, who turns 27 April 19, had his best season in 2016, hitting .267 with 26 homers and a league-best 29-game hitting streak. He also won his first Gold Glove. A Scott Boras client, Bradley isn’t eligible for free agency until 2020.
Friday at 1 p.m. was the deadline to reach deals to avoid arbitration.
Other arbitration-eligible Red Sox are infielders Xander Bogaerts and Brock Holt, left-handers Drew Pomeranz and Fernando Abad, right-handers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross and Tyler Thornburg and catcher Sandy Leon.