Garin Cecchini has agreed to a deal with the Red Sox, with a bonus of $1.31 million, reports WEEI's DJ Bean, who adds that Cecchini is "psyched."
Cecchini, a shortstop from Louisiana and a fourth-round selection by the Red Sox (No. 143 overall), was reportedly demanding a bonus of anywhere from $1.35 to $1.75 million. As we said earlier, he was likely a priority for Boston, as the highest drafted player who the Sox would not receive a compensation pick for next year if they failed to sign him.
According to Baseball America's Jim Callis, Cecchini will donate $20,000 to The Jimmy Fund.