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Afternoon Roundup: Burger signs, Engel is back, and Avi inching closer to ASG

White Sox first round pick signs for $3.7 million.

Bill Stephan - Missouri State University

According to a Friend of the Podcast,'s Jim Callis is reporting that the Chicago White Sox first round pick, Jake Burger, has agreed to a $3.7 million bonus.

The 11th draft slot is worth $4,199,200, which signing Burger to his amount would save almost $500 thousand for the White Sox. Those cost savings could be used to going over slot with their other picks.

One of those picks could be Evan Skoug, who was selected in the seventh round. Skoug, along with Lincoln Henzman (4th round), Kade McClure (6th round), and Logan Taylor (16th round), has to wait until the College World Series is complete. TCU faces Texas A&M in the Bracket II elimination game this afternoon at 1:00 pm CT, while Louisville squares off against Florida at 6:00 pm CT.

Next step for the White Sox with Burger is assigned him a minor league affiliate, as many of the 2017 draftees have already joined the Great Falls Voyagers.

Welcome back, Adam Engel

The Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder Adam Engel before tonight's game against the Minnesota Twins. Engel will be filling in for Leury Garcia, who is on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to June 16th for a hand injury.

In his short time with the Sox, Engel appeared in eight games this season where he was 6-for-20 and showcased his plus-speed stealing four bases. He will also provide better defensive support as Willy Garcia has shown his struggles in recent days manning the position.

Avisail Garica 5th in All-Star Voting

Major League Baseball just released their most up to date voting results for the All-Star American League roster, and look who is 5th amongst outfielders. Avisail Garcia is just shy of 31,000 votes behind Cleveland's Michael Brantley and with Mike Trout most likely not participating in the Midsummer Classic; it will be a battle between Brantley and Avi on who becomes a starter.

Just like how everything else has been falling in place for Avi this season, Brantley is now on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. A good couple of weeks and the dream could become a reality for Avi. What a time to be alive.

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