Draft pick Krook failed recent physical
MIAMI — More details are surfacing regarding Matt Krook’s decision to pitch for the University of Oregon rather than sign with the Marlins.
A source confirmed reports that the left-hander from St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco recently failed his physical.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported the two sides had agreed to terms, and Krook declined a reduced offer. And the Miami Herald added Krook is hampered by a left shoulder ailment.
Technically, Krook could change his mind, and either accept the reduced offer or continue negotiations. All teams have until July 12 to sign all their Draft picks. So, the left-hander has until then to reconsider.
However, a source added there is “no chance” of that happening.
The Marlins continue to negotiate with their first round pick, third baseman Colin Moran from the University of North Carolina.
Miami is confident a deal will get done with Moran, the sixth-pick overall in the First-Year Player Draft.
Krook was a Competitive Balance Round A selection the Marlins acquired from the Pirates as part of a trade made last July. Miami sent Gaby Sanchez to Pittsburgh for Gorkys Hernandez and the pick.
– Joe Frisaro