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Arizona baseball: Kevin Newman reportedly agrees to terms with Pirates

The signing should become official on Monday

Jason Bartel

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, former Arizona Wildcats shortstop Kevin Newman has agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Newman is expected to sign for close to slot value, which for the 19th overall pick, is $2,273,800.

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According to Bucs Dugout, the Pirates have a bit of a logjam at shortstop in the minor league system right now. The most likely option for Newman as his first assignment is the Low-A, Short-season West Virginia Black Bears, since current prospect Cole Tucker is at the full-season West Virginia Power. There is also the rookie-league Bristol Pirates, but first-round, college picks typically end up in at least A-level ball.

Scott Kingery also seems close to signing, as he went to Philadelphia on Sunday.