{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"event":["prospect" ] }

With 29 Draft picks signed, Twins quiet at deadline

|
With 29 Draft picks signed, Twins quiet at deadline play video for With 29 Draft picks signed, Twins quiet at deadline

MINNEAPOLIS -- While the Houston Astros' inability to sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken before Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline made big headlines, the Twins were under no such stress.

"We had a little action, but nothing in the area of the first round," general manager Terry Ryan said.

Minnesota finished the period by signing 29 of its 40 draftees, one more than it managed last season.

And the team hasn't had much drama in that department for a few weeks -- their last signing was sixth-round pitcher John Curtiss (University of Texas) on July 2.

First-round pick Nick Gordon signed on June 9, and the Twins were able to lock up 25 of their picks by June 24.

The highest unsigned picks were third baseman T.J. White (18th round out of UNLV) and third baseman McCarthy Tatum (20th round out of Clovis, Calif.).

Alex M. Smith is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @asmiff. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["prospect" ] }
{"event":["prospect" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español