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A's sign 25 of their 40 selections in Draft

OAKLAND -- The A's inked 25 of their 40 selections from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft in advance of Friday's 2 p.m. PT deadline, including each of their first 13 selections.

Backstop Casey Schroeder, the club's 14th-round pick, went unsigned, as did the other three catchers they drafted: Eric Cheray (17th round), Tom Gavitt (19th) and Michael Rivera (33rd).


Overall, the A's signed 17 pitchers, including 13 right-handers, and eight position players, only one of whom is an outfielder.

First-round pick Matt Chapman, a third baseman out of Cal State Fullerton, received a $1.75 million signing bonus, slightly below the pick value of $1,898,000.

Jane Lee is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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