Yankees agree to $1.2 million deal with Hensley

Published:

 

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees have agreed to a contract with first-round draft pick Ty Hensley, giving the pitcher a $1.2 million signing bonus.

Hensley, an 18-year-old right-hander from Santa Fe High in Edmond, Okla., originally agreed to a $1.6 million deal but accepted the lower signing bonus after the Yankees expressed concern about his pitching shoulder following an MRI last month.

Hensley was 10-0 with a 1.52 ERA in 11 games this year with 111 strikeouts in 55 1-3 innings.

As the 30th pick overall in the draft, Hensley had a $1.6 million slot value for the Yankees' bonus pool under baseball's new labor contract.