Yankees sign draft picks Clarkin, Katoh

06/19/2013 2:39 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Second baseman Gosuke Katoh practices with the team.(AP)
The Yankees have officially announced the signings of their top two prep picks in the 2013 Draft, Madison (CA) HS LHP Ian Clarkin and Rancho Bernardo (CA) HS second baseman Gosuke Katoh.

It was reported on Monday that Clarkin, who was taken No. 33 overall with the pick the Yankees got as compensation for losing Rafael Soriano, had agreed to a deal with a signing bonus of $1,650,100 - the exact slot bonus for the No. 33 pick - pending a physical; that has been completed, and Clarkin is officially a Yankee.

According to Baseball America, Katoh, the Yankees' second round selection who is the highest-chosen Japanese-born player ever, has agreed to his exact slot bonus of $845,700, meaning the Yankees still have saved nearly $276K of their allotted pool for their first through tenth-round selections.

With the signings, the Yankees now have 14 of the 17 players selected in Rounds 1-15 and 24 of 42 total selections under contract. That total could change soon, as with LSU eliminated from the College World Series on Tuesday night, seventh-round pick RHP Nick Rumbelow is now eligible to begin negotiating.

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