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Red Sox Sign 16 Additional Players Selected in 2017 June Draft

Club Also Signs Two Non-Drafted Free Agents

The Boston Red Sox have signed 16 additional players selected in the 2017 June Draft, as well as two non-drafted free agents.

Vice President of Amateur Scouting Mike Rikard made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox have signed 16 additional players selected in the 2017 June Draft, as well as two non-drafted free agents.

Vice President of Amateur Scouting Mike Rikard made the announcement.

The additional signings include three of Boston's top 10 picks: outfielder Cole Brannen (2nd round) and right-handed pitchers Alex Scherff (5th round) and Zach Schellenger (6th round).

The Red Sox also signed third baseman Garrett Benge (13th round), right-handed pitcher Kutter Crawford (16th round), shortstop Frankie Rios (17th round), left-handed pitcher Dominic LoBrutto (18th round), right-handed pitcher Hunter Haworth (22nd round), catcher Charlie Madden (24th round), left-handed pitcher Kory Behenna (25th round), second baseman Xavier LeGrant (27th round), third baseman Michael Osinski (31st round), right-handed pitcher Taylor Ahearn (32nd round), left-handed pitcher Tanner Raiburn (33rd round), first baseman Trey Ganns (35th round), and left-handed pitcher Rio Gomez (36th round).

Five of the Red Sox' 16 additional signings have been assigned to short-season Single-A Lowell: Benge, Crawford, Rios, LoBrutto, and Madden. The remaining 11 players have been assigned to the Gulf Coast League Red Sox: Brannen, Scherff, Schellenger, Haworth, Bohenna, LeGrant, Osinski, Ahearn, Raiburn, Ganns, and Gomez.

The Red Sox also signed two players as non-drafted free agents: right-handed pitcher Durin O'Linger out of Davidson College and third baseman Jecorrah Arnold out of Clarke Central High School (GA). O'Linger has been assigned to Lowell, while Arnold will report to the Gulf Coast League.

In all, 21 of the 40 players selected by Boston in the 2017 June Draft have been signed to contracts, including seven of the club's top 10 picks.

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