Crawford, Tigers agree to terms


Former Florida starting pitcher Jonathon Crawford signed with the Tigers for a little more than $2 million.

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Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 8:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 8:26 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with their first-round draft pick, right-hander Jonathon Crawford for a little more than $2 million.

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Former Florida starting pitcher Jonathon Crawford signed with the Tigers for a little more than $2 million.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer/FILE

The deal was announced on Friday, when the Tigers were in Minnesota for a three-game series. The team also agreed to terms on contracts for 18 other players who were drafted last week.

Crawford was taken with the 20th overall selection out of the University of Florida. He’ll get a signing bonus of $2,001,700, which is the slot value for his draft position.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Crawford posted a 3-6 record with a 3.84 ERA as a junior this season at Florida with 69 strikeouts in 86 2-3 innings. He pitched a no-hitter during his sophomore year, the first for the Gators in 21 years.

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