Casey Mize officially Signs with Tigers

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(WIAT) — Former Auburn pitcher Casey Mize began his journey to Major League Baseball Monday, officially signing with the Detroit Tigers.

Mize, who was introduced at Comerica Park in Detroit, was the first pick of the 2018 MLB Draft and signed his rookie contract with a $7.5 million signing bonus, the largest of any top draft pick over the last five years.

According to Tigers.com, Detroit is still working out where Mize will begin his minor league journey, however the right hander will begin at the team’s spring training facility in Lakeland, Florida.

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