BOSTON, Mass.—The Boston Red Sox have signed ninth-round selection Kevin Steen, a right-handed pitcher from Oak Ridge High School.
The Red Sox drafted Steen in June. He had committed to play baseball at the University of Tennessee, and he was the 284th pick in the three-day, 40-round MLB First-Year Player Draft in June.
Steen, who was a senior at ORHS this past year, also played basketball for the Oak Ridge Wildcats and helped lead the team to a state championship game in March for the first time since 1963. Oak Ridge finished as state Class AAA runner-up.
Steen was one of of four right-handers picked by the Red Sox on Day 2 of the draft, with only one selection coming straight from high school, the team said in a press release last month.
The Red Sox said the club has now signed each of its 21 selections within the first 20 rounds of the 2014 June Draft. Director of Amateur Scouting Amiel Sawdaye made the announcement about Steen’s signing.
In all, 30 of the 41 players selected by Boston in the 2014 June Draft have been signed to contracts, the team said.