PSI Client Joey Gallo signs with Rangers
Posted Friday, June 15, 2012 by Mark Philippi
Congrats to Joey Gallo who signed with the Texas Rangers.
Rangers agree to terms with Bishop Gorman product Gallo
The Texas Rangers announced they have agreed to terms with recent Bishop Gorman High School graduate Joey Gallo.
Gallo, a third baseman chosen 39th overall in the first compensation round of the major league draft, received a reported $2.25 million signing bonus from the R...angers. The recommendation for Gallo's slot was $1.325 million.
Gallo had until July 13 to decide whether to sign a professional deal or honor his college signing with Louisiana State.
Gallo was named Nevada Player of the Year by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Gatorade as a senior after he hit .509 with 21 home runs and 80 RBIs to lead Gorman to its seventh straight Class 4A state title.
Also: Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton is out for the season after undergoing elbow surgery.
The 28-year-old pitcher went on the 15-day disabled list June 1 with inflammation in his right elbow. He was 2-6 with a 4.65 ERA in nine starts this season.