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The Red Sox have signed their first-round pick Casey Kelly, a combination shortstop and pitcher. Kelly will be assigned to the Rookie League Gulf Coast Red Sox.
GM Theo Epstein said that Kelly will start as a shortstop in the minors and eventually be eased in as a pitcher.
Kelly had been committed to playing football and baseball at Tennessee before deciding to play with the Red Sox.
The Sox also inked 18-year-old shortstop Derrik Gibson, the club’s second-round pick.