MIAMI (AP) -The Florida Marlins agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Matt Dominguez hours before Wednesday night's deadline for teams to lock up their draft selections.
Dominguez, a third baseman from Chatsworth High School near Los Angeles, was the 12th overall choice in the June draft. He gets a $1.8 million signing bonus.
``We are extremely happy to get Matt under contract and to get him playing in our minor league system,'' said Jim Fleming, vice president of player development and scouting. ``We look forward to watching his development en route to a successful major league career.''
Dominguez was the first position player taken with the Marlins' first pick since Jeremy Hermida - now the team's right fielder - in 2002.
The Marlins have signed their top pick every year since their first draft in 1992.

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