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Pair of Texas recruits selected on MLB Draft’s first day

Posted June 12th, 2017

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One week after its season ended, Texas baseball may have suffered two more losses on Monday.

Two members of the Longhorns’ 2017 signing class were selected on the first day of the MLB’s first-year player draft. The Milwaukee Brewers chose Arlington Martin outfielder Tristen Lutz in the first compensatory round with the 34th overall pick; the Minnesota Twins opened the second round by nabbing Canadian pitcher Landon Leach with the 37th pick.

Lutz and Leach will have until July 15 to decide if they’ll head to Texas or begin their professional careers. The money, though, may be too tough to pass up. As the 34th pick, Lutz’s signing bonus has an estimated value of $2 million. Leach, meanwhile, could sign for around $1.8 million.

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