Grandal had no pre-draft deal
Posted on: June 8, 2010 6:44 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:30 am
Leading up to Monday night's first round of the MLB Draft, AOL Fanhouse's Frankie Piliere reported that there was a deal done between Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Kansas City Royals. By Monday, word was the Royals weren't taking Grandal and when the picked fourth, they took Cal State Fullerton shortstop Christian Colon.
Grandal went 12th to the Cincinnati Reds.
On Tuesday, Grandal told reporters in Cincinnati, “I didn’t have any pre-draft deals. I had no clue what was going on. I don’t know where the rumor started. I didn’t speak the Royals or anybody.”
Grandal also denied reports that he was seeking "Buster Posey money" and he had signability issues.
"For the Reds to give me an opportunity, to be picked in the first round, it’s just great. I’m ready to go," Grandal said.
Grandal was 1-for-3 with two RBI in Miami's 10-3 victory over Texas A&M on Tuesday.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans