Coming close to the 5:00 p.m. deadline, now former-Virginia Cavalier and 40th pick of the MLB Draft Nathan Kirby has signed with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Keith Law tweeted it first:
Brewers have signed LHP Nate Kirby, the 40th pick in last month's draft.— keithlaw (@keithlaw) July 17, 2015
Shortly after, Kirby followed suit.
Officially a member of the Milwaukee Brewers Organization! Could not be more thankful for the opportunity!!— Nathan Kirby (@KathanNirby) July 17, 2015
Congratulations to Kirby, who according to CBS, will be raking in $1.25 million.
nathan kirby, lhp, u of virginia, signs for $1.25M with brewers. No. 40 pick.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 17, 2015
Kirby was selected in Competitive Balance Round A as the Brewers' second overall pick, after taking OF Trent Clark, who signed just two days ago with a $2.7 million bonus. Kirby's $1.25 million bonus is just under the signing bonus value for the 40th pick at $1.5 million.
Kirby finished this season 5-3 with a 2.53 ERA, recording the final six outs as the Hoos clinched the College World Series just last month.