NEW YORK – The New York Yankees have agreed to a contract with first-round draft pick Ty Hensley, giving the pitcher a $1.2 million signing bonus.
Hensley, an 18-year-old right-hander from Santa Fe High in Edmond, Okla., originally agreed to a $1.6 million deal but accepted the lower signing bonus after the Yankees expressed concern about his pitching shoulder following an MRI last month. Hensley was an Ole Miss baseball signee.
Hensley was 10-0 with a 1.52 ERA in 11 games this year with 111 strikeouts in 551⁄3 innings.
As the 30th pick overall in the draft, Hensley had a $1.6 million slot value for the Yankees’ bonus pool under baseball’s new labor contract. His contract includes a $200,000 college scholarship plan.