Red Sox sign Buttrey for $1.3 million

The Red Sox have signed fourth-round draft pick Ty Buttrey, a righthander from Providence High in Charlotte, N.C., to a $1.3 million bonus according to Baseball America.

Buttrey turned down a scholarship to Arkansas to turn professional.

The team announced 10 other signings, several previously reported, including righthanders Pat Light (supplemental first round) and righthander Jamie Callahan (second round). Light received $1 million and Callahan $600,000.

The Sox saved money for Buttrey by signing fifth round pick Mike Augliera, a senior from Binghamton, for $25,000. Another senior, Portland righthander Kyle Kraus, received $1,000 despite going in the seventh round. The same was true for first baseman Mike Minnich of Shepherd College, the eighth round pick.


Under the new draft bonus system, teams have a set pool for their first 12 picks and face hefty penalties for exceeding that. The Sox and other teams circumvented the system by drafting non-prospects in some early slots and paying them small bonuses.

Catcher Miguel Rodriguez (36th round) also signed. He is the son of minor league hitting coordinator Victor Rodriguez and the brother of Sox scout Victor Rodriguez Jr.

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