Sedlock signs with Orioles, Walton gets a chance with Diamondbacks

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Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that Illinois starter Cody Sedlock signed with the Baltimore Orioles today.  As a result of his first round selection, He’ll receive a nice sum of almost 2.1 million. 

 

Here are highlights from FightingIllini.com.  By the way, Sedlock is adding another award to his resume this week.  He was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Mideast All-Region first team

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Sedlock was among four Illini who were drafted in the MLB Draft last week.  I was a little surprised redshirt junior shortstop Adam Walton was not chosen.  However, the next day, he was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a free agent

Walton was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2015 after his First Team All-Big Ten selection.  That year, he hit .289 with 25 multi-hit games and 50 run scored. He also ranked second the Big Ten in assists and double plays.  Walton ends his career with a .280 average and 151 games started. 

Congrats, Cody and Adam!


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One Comment:

  1. Great for Adam! And, for Cody, too!

    Any idea where the current team members are playing over the summer? The season ends the beginning of August.

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