Miami Marlins reach deal with first-rounder Colin Moran
JUL 11, 2013 8:17p ET
The Miami Marlins and first-round pick Colin Moran appear to have reached a deal just ahead of the Friday 5 p.m. deadline.
MLB.com reports that a source indicates the Marlins have agreed to a contract, pending a physical. Moran, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, would be signing for the approximate slot value of $3.5 million.
The Marlins have not yet confirmed the deal.
The third baseman from North Carolina was considered one of the top hitters in the draft. He hit .345 with 13 home runs and 91 RBI in 2013, and the junior helped the Tar Heels reach the College World Series.
Meanwhile, another Marlins pick appears to be taking the college route.
Third-rounder Ben Deluzio has told the Orlando Sentinel that he will attend Florida State and is already on campus. The slot value for the Orlando First Academy infielder was just under $700,000. Deluzio could still change his mind and sign with the Marlins before the deadline.