May 1, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman talks to the media after signing designator hitter Hideki Matsui (not pictured) to a minor league contract at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game tweeted tonight that 1st round pick Richie Shaffer and the Rays have come to an agreement for approximately $1.7M.
This morning, Jim Callis of Baseball America confirms a deal has been completed.
Richie Shaffer, 3b, Clemson (Rays, first round, No. 25 overall): Shaffer has agreed to terms with Tampa Bay on a bonus slightly under his assigned pick value of $1,725,000. His deal should be announced early today.
The details of Shaffer's new deal and his assignment should be forthcoming later today once the team makes its official announcement.