Clemson has lost its third pitcher to the pros in as many days.
Redshirt sophomore Graham Stoneburner said Saturday he has agreed to terms with the New York Yankees and will sign a contract when results from his physical return.
Stoneburner has already reported to Tampa, Fla., home of the Yankees’ rookie league affiliate.
Stoneburner, a 14th-round pick, could have returned and had another year of negotiating leverage, but he instead opted to go ahead and begin his pro career.
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Terms of Stoneburner’s signing bonus were not immediately known.
Stoneburner, who went 7-4 with a 3.52 ERA as the team’s chief long-reliever, becomes the third pitcher Clemson has lost to a team willing to pay over-slot for a draftee.
Redshirt freshman lefty Chris Dwyer signed with Kansas City for a fourth-round record $1.45 million on Thursday, and signee Madison Younginer signed with Boston for $975,000 – $125,000 off the seventh-round record.
Pro teams have until late Monday night to sign draftees.
-- Paul Strelow