A's sign first-round pick Russell

The Oakland Athletics signed shortstop Addison Russell, their first round selection in this year's MLB draft.

Russell, the 11th overall selection, batted .358 with eight home runs and 33 RBI in 32 games for Pace High School (FLA) this year. He added 30 walks for a .532 on-base percentage and scored 40 runs. Russell hit .460 in his four-year high school career with 37 home runs.