Cardinals sign 2nd-round draft pick
The St. Louis Cardinals signed second-round pick Carson Kelly, a
high school third baseman from Beaverton, Ore., who had been
seriously considering a scholarship at the University of
A team official said Friday that the 17-year-old Kelly received
a signing bonus well above the amount slotted for that spot in the
draft. Kelly dropped to the second round due to signability
Kelly suited up and showed no sense of awe in an impressive
round of batting practice, with manager Mike Matheny and batting
coach Mark McGwire watching from behind the cage.
Kelly will join the Cardinals’ rookie league affiliate in
Johnson City, Tenn., which opens on Tuesday.