CHICAGO (AP) - Two people familiar with the situation say the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal with No. 2 draft pick Kris Bryant for the slot signing bonus of around $6.7 million.
The people spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Several outlets had reported the agreement.
A 6-foot-5, 210-pound third baseman from the University of San Diego, Bryant led Division I college players with 31 home runs as a junior last season. He is a Golden Spikes finalist.
The Cubs would not confirm the agreement.
General manager Jed Hoyer did say ``strictly hypothetically'' Bryant would start out at ``the very low levels'' of the minors and hopefully ``move quickly through those.''
The slot value for the second pick is $6,708,400.
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AP Sports Writer Bernie Wilson in San Diego contributed to this report.

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