The official web site of the Chicago White Sox along with tweets from WRAL in Raleigh, N.C., are reporting that the White Sox and No. 3 overall selection Carlos Rodon are close to agreeing to terms.
The article by Scott Merkin of the White Sox official site quoted General manager Rick Hahn as saying:
“We don’t talk about ongoing negotiations.”
Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago wrote:
“If Carlos Rodon has agreed to sign Wednesday as some reports suggest, the White Sox aren’t talking about it.”
It looks like Rodon will be an official member of the White Sox organization very soon. If and when this does happen, there is a very good chance Rodon will be at the MLB level before the end of this current season.
Rodon played his collegiate baseball for North Carolina State, where this junior season he finished with a 2.01 ERA with a 6-7 overall record.
In his 14 games pitched, he tossed three complete games, equaling 98.2 innings.
Baseball America wrote about Rodon before the draft last month:
“Even when he’s not at his best, Rodon shows scouts a fastball/slider combination that could fit in a big league bullpen now.”