The Nationals have put two of their three remaining big-ticket draft picks in their shopping cart, signing second-round pick Sammy Solis and fourth-rounder A.J. Cole, according to a report from Baseball America.
The magazine reported the Nationals gave Solis, a left-hander from the University of San Diego, a $1 million bonus, and broke a fourth-round record by awarding a $2 million bonus to Cole, a high school righty from Oviedo (Fla.) High School.
They also had 12th-rounder Robbie Ray in for a visit yesterday, hoping to convince him to sign with them rather than attending the University of Arkansas. And negotiations with No. 1 overall pick Bryce Harper are expected to come down to Monday's deadline.