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Report: Texas signee Kyle Muller will turn pro and sign with Braves

Posted June 14th, 2016

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As expected, Texas signee and Gatorade national baseball player of the year Kyle Muller is turning pro and will not be joining the Longhorns in the fall.

Muller, a 6-7 lefty who led Dallas Jesuit to the 6A state title, has signed with the Atlanta Braves, according to a tweet from MLB.com’s Jim Callis. Muller, who the Braves took No. 44 overall in the second round, will receive a signing bonus for $2.5 million.

Muller is the second Texas signee to turn pro following Round Rock’s Mason Thompson, who will get $1.75 million from the San Diego Padres.

Three members of the Longhorns’ signing class have yet to announce their plans: Seven Lakes outfielder Conner Capel (fifth round, Cleveland Indians), Fort Worth Arlington Heights’ RHP Blair Henley (22nd round, New York Yankees) and San Marcos SS David Hamilton (28th round, Los Angeles Angels).

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