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Texas baseball players announce signings with major league teams

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As expected, the juniors who were drafted are headed off for professional baseball.

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Following a quick departure from the College World Series, Texas Longhorns baseball players got down to negotiating contracts with the major league teams that drafted them and three have already announced their respective departures.

First, it was Andy McGuire, who mostly pitched for the Longhorns in 2018, but was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays as an infielder:

Then it was starting pitcher Nolan Kingham later on Thursday:

On Friday, fellow starting pitcher Chase Shugart also announced that he’s giving up his final season of eligibility:

Second baseman Kody Clemens and reliever Josh Sawyer are also expected to announce deals in the near future.

In addition, signee Simeon Woods-Richardson, a pitcher, previously announced his signing with the Mets, but neither of the other two high school draftees are expected to skip college — pitcher Ty Madden and outfielder Korey Holland.