Spokane's Deglan shrugs off bonus baby status

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by KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 5 at 6:59 PM

SPOKANE -- Kellin Deglan was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round of June's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He inked a contract for a $1 million signing bonus just a day later.

Deglan, an 18-year-old out of British Columbia, is now the starting catcher for the Spokane Indians. He was promoted on Monday and made his debut on Tuesday. He's hitting .250 in his first eight at-bats in the Northwest League.

His professional career actually started in the desert. Deglan, the 22nd overall selection in the draft, played ten games for the Arizona League Rangers. He logged a .286 batting average with one triple and five runs batted in.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for him as the Indians season rolls on. There's a good chance you'll see him in the big leagues one day.

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