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.
I'm told a deal is done between Richie Shaffer and the #Rays. Just hasn't officially signed. Will sign in the $1.7M range #MLBDraft #Clemson— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersPG) July 13, 2012
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.