MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have signed first round draft pick Aaron Sabato with a $2.75 million bonus.
Sabato, a first baseman from North Carolina, was taken with the 27th overall pick in the first round earlier this month.
He signed for about $180,000 above the value for his draft slot assigned by Major League Baseball.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Sabato set a Tarheels freshman record with 18 home runs in 2019.
As a sophomore in the virus-shortened 2020 season, Sabato batted .292 with seven homers, 18 RBIs and 22 walks in 19 games.