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07/08/08 9:26 PM ET
Brewers sign second-round pick Lintz
Team will have pitcher report to rookie league Arizona
By Adam McCalvy / MLB.com
MILWAUKEE -- Finally, Seth Lintz is a Brewer. The right-handed pitcher and second-round Draft pick formally signed with the Brewers on Tuesday and toured Miller Park with his parents, meeting Brewers general manager Doug Melvin, manager Ned Yost and broadcaster Bob Uecker. Lintz went 9-0 with a 0.57 ERA and two saves during his senior season at Marshall County (Tenn.) High School. He recorded 155 strikeouts compared to 21 walks in 75 innings before the Brewers made him the 53rd overall pick in last month's First-Year Player Draft. A report that Lintz had agreed to terms appeared in his local newspaper days after the Draft, but club officials repeatedly insisted that no such agreement was in place. That changed on Tuesday, when Lintz signed his first professional contract. He will report to Phoenix to join the rookie league Arizona Brewers. The Brewers have signed 33 of their 54 Draft picks including 19 of the first 20. First-round pick Brett Lawrie, a prep catcher from British Columbia, remains unsigned and probably will remain so until close to the Aug. 15 deadline to sign Draft picks.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.