FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas Razorback outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who starred at Madeira High School, has signed a professional baseball contract with the Boston Red Sox.
The university says Benintendi signed Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not immediately released.
Benintendi was the seventh overall pick in the recent Major League Baseball draft after leading the nation with 20 home runs. He finished the season with a .376 batting average and 57 RBIs.
He was named the winner of the Golden Spikes Award, Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year, Baseball America Player of the Year, the Dick Howser Trophy and was the Southeastern Conference Player of the year.
UA says Benintendi is expected to be assigned to the Red Sox Class-A affiliate in Lowell, Massachusetts.
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