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Dodgers change course and sign top draft pick

It's still not clear that the Dodgers ever really intended to ink Texas high school pitcher Zach Lee, who as of a couple of days ago said he never heard from the team after they drafted him in June. The speculation around baseball was that the Dodgers spent their top draft pick on Lee knowing he intended to go play football at LSU, and that his pick was another McCourt ploy to hoard cash. But signed him they have. Whether it was a reaction to criticism that Frank McCourt is skimping on player development, or always the plan, they are giving Lee a $5.25-million signing bonus that is more than double the Dodgers' largest previous bonus.

Meanwhile: The Dodgers' two newest closers blow the lead and they lose in the 9th inning again.


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