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Breaking: Houston Astros Do NOT Sign Brady Aiken

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The Houston Astros have agreed to a deadline deal with their first overall pick, Brady Aiken, according to Jim Callis (MLB.com).

The Astros and Aiken had agreed to a deal a week or so after the draft, but things changed after Aiken’s physical. The Astros were concerned with what they saw, though Aiken’s camp claimed he was completely healthy.

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow told the Houston Chronicle that they tried to engage Aiken’s camp over three times today, but they wouldn’t respond.

Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) says the Astros final offer to Aiken was for $5 million.

By not signing Aiken, the Astros will get the #2 overall pick next year as a compensatory pick.

The Astros will not receive any compensation for not signing Nix or Marshall.

We will have a lot more reaction to this situation over the weekend and the following week.

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