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New York Yankees sign 1st-round pick Austin Wells

New York Yankees first-rounder Austin Wells has chosen to forego his remaining eligibility at the University of Arizona and sign a minor league deal with Bronx Bombers. The catching prospect will ink a $2.5 million bonus, according to YES Network.

This year’s 28th overall selection was drafted in the 35th round by the Yankees back in 2018. Ultimately, Wells opted to refine his game in college, but the Las Vegas product finds himself making a full circle reunion in New York.

Wells had a stellar collegiate career, winning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year to go along with a .