Marlins reach deal with James

The Marlins came to terms on Saturday with first-round pick, left-hander Chad James, an 18-year-old from Oklahoma.

James visited South Florida, passed his physical, and the official signing will take place on Monday in Oklahoma City, according to his representative Rob Martin.

James’ signing bonus is $1.7 million.

The 18th overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft, James attended Yukon High School in Oklahoma. As a fallback plan, he had signed with Oklahoma State. Now, he will be joining the Marlins system.

The Marlins also came to terms with their second round pick, right-hander Bryan Berglund of Royal High School in California.

All teams are facing a deadline to sign their draft pick on Monday.

– Joe Frisaro

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