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Gavin LaValley signs with Cincinnati Reds

by Jacob Unruh Published: June 10, 2014

Carl Albert’s Gavin LaValley made a quick decision, and it didn’t go the way the Oklahoma Sooners had hoped.

The first baseman officially signed with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, just days after being selected in the fourth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year confirmed via text message Tuesday that he had already reported to the Reds days after telling he intended to sign with the team. reports that LaValley signed for $525,000, well over the slot assignment of $411,900.

He hit .539 with 19 home runs and 75 RBIs last season. The Reds picked him at No. 125 overall.

by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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