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Fourth-rounder Boyd tops list of 13 A's signees

Fourth-rounder Boyd tops list of 13 A's signees

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PHOENIX -- The A's on Friday agreed to terms with 13 of their selections from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, including fourth-round selection B.J. Boyd.

Boyd, a center fielder out of Palo Alto (Calif.) High School, hit .507 with 25 stolen bases in 28 games and also drew 19 walks for a .628 on-base percentage.

Five other players picked in the first 20 rounds signed contracts with the A's, including right-handed pitcher Cody Kurz (7th round, Oxnard JC), center fielder Brett Vertigan (10th, UC Santa Barbara), right-handed pitcher Stuart Pudenz (13th, Dallas Baptist), right-handed pitcher Austin House (14th, New Mexico) and right-handed pitcher Vincent Voiro (15th, University of Pennsylvania).

Oakland also agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Tyler Hollstegge (21st, UNC-Greensboro), right-handed pitcher Tucker Healy (23rd, Ithaca), right-handed pitcher Kayvon Bahramzadeh (24th, Kansas State), right-handed pitcher Derek Hansen (25th, Augustana), catcher Phil Pohl (28th, Clemson), left-handed pitcher Taylor Massey (29th, Dallas Baptist) and catcher Ryan Gorton (31st, Oregon State).

The deadline for signing drafted players is July 13. The A's are hopeful they'll be able to reach a deal with first-round pick Addison Russell, a shortstop out of Florida's Pace High School who has a scholarship offer to Auburn.

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