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Brewers agree to deal with top 2 draft picks

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MILWAUKEE (AP)

The Brewers agreed to contracts with their two first-round draft picks, catcher Clint Coulter and outfielder Victor Rouche.

Coulter was taken 27th with the pick Milwaukee gained from Detroit after losing Prince Fielder in free agency, and Rouche was selected 28th.

The 18-year-old Coulter hit .405 with three homers, 14 RBIs and 18 steals as a senior at Union High School in Camas, Wash. The 20-year-old Rouche missed the majority of the season at Georgia Southern because of a broken left wrist, an injury sustained diving for a ball in February. He batted .412 with two home runs and five RBIs in six games.

Coulter was assigned to Milwaukee's rookie team in Phoenix. Brewers officials said they were still determining whether to send Rouche to Phoenix to rehabilitate his wrist or to a location closer to his home in Michigan.

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