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White Sox sign first-round pick Carson Fulmer

The White Sox signed right-hander Carson Fulmer, their first-round pick in June draft, to a minor-league contract Friday.

Fulmer, the No. 8 overall selection out of Vanderbilt, will receive a $3,470,600-million signing bonus.

Fulmer, 21, was named National Pitcher of the Year by the College Baseball Hall of Fame after going 14-2 with a 1.83 ERA  in his junior season at Vandy. He had 167 strikeouts over 127 2/3 innings.


“We are pleased to get Carson signed and into the organization quickly to start his professional career,” Sox general manager Rick Hahn said.  “Carson has been among the elite college pitchers each of the last two seasons – pitching the Commodores to a championship in 2014 and a runner-up finish in 2015.  He is a winner who has impressed us with his leadership and character both on and off the baseball diamond.”