White Sox agree to deal with No. 3 pick Rodon

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Chicago White Sox have reached a deal with left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon on a minor league contract that includes a nearly $6.6 million signing bonus.

The deal with Rodon, the No. 3 pick in the draft, was announced on Friday.

The 21-year-old Rodon was a first-team, all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a junior with North Carolina State this past season after he went 6-7 with a 2.01 ERA. He ranked ninth in the nation with 117 strikeouts and held opponents to a.229 average in 14 starts.

White Sox general manager Rich Hahn says he sees him as a "premium front end starter," and there is a chance Rodon could be called up to the majors this season.