MLB Draft: Edmond Santa Fe's Ty Hensley to sign with New York Yankees

Edmond Santa Fe's Ty Hensley will sign with the New York Yankees. Hensley, the No. 30 overall pick in last month's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, says he and his family will fly to New York on Saturday. Hensley had also signed with Ole Miss.
by Ryan Aber Published: July 12, 2012

Edmond Santa Fe's Ty Hensley will sign with the New York Yankees.

Hensley, the No. 30 overall pick in last month's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, announced his decision late Thursday night on Twitter.

“As the captain says ... ‘Everything looks good in pinstripes!!!!,'” Hensley tweeted just after saying he had news to share.

Hensley was facing a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday to sign.

“I'm excited,” Hensley said. “It's been hectic and there's a story behind all this waiting and everything. It's more than people think it is.”

Hensley didn't elaborate but said more would come out in the next few days.

He and his family will fly to New York on Saturday, where he'll be introduced before the Yankees play the Angels. He'll also be in uniform for batting practice.

“It'll be pretty neat, just a really cool experience,” Hensley said. “There's so much history and tradition there. I can't wait to play there.”

Shortly after he was drafted, Hensley said his goal was the make it to the big leagues by the time he was 21.

Thursday night, Hensley stayed with that goal.

“I'll be disappointed in myself if anything less happens,” he said.

The suggested slot bonus for the pick is $1.6 million. Hensley declined to discuss terms of his deal with the Yankees.

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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