posted on Jun, 14 2003 @ 12:27 PM
The Chicago Cubs gave first-round draft pick Ryan Harvey a $2.4 million signing bonus Friday.
Harvey, a high school player from Dunedin, Fla., was the sixth overall pick in the June 3 draft. He hit .463 with 10 extra-base hits and 14 RBIs.
``He has a lot of tools, a lot of ability, a lot of power,'' general manager Jim Hendry said. ``He wanted to get started and play right away, which is
good. We're happy to sign him this fast.''
The deal will become official if Harvey passes a physical. He missed Dunedin's first 17 games while recovering from a knee injury, but returned to set
a school record for career runs scored.
He is from the same high school as Hendry.