Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

Major League Baseball bending rules for Kyler Murray, Oakland Athletics to reach deal

A's outfield depth can withstand potential loss of Kyler Murray to NFL If this does indeed happen the A's are going to be just
Andrew Wong | 14 January, 2019, 04:35

The A's selected Murray with the No. 9 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft in June and gave him a $4.66 million bonus. The A's allowed him to return to the University of Oklahoma, where he put up historic numbers at quarterback and won the Heisman. Mike Leslie of Dallas' WFAA said Murray was asking for $15 million - over three times what his original signing bonus was - to keep playing baseball.

As Passan explains in follow-up tweet, league rules prevent a team from signing a drafted player to an MLB contract straight out of the draft. Two sources told ESPN that the A's expected Murray to ask for more guaranteed money.

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Obviously, that $15 million ask exceeds that total bonus allotment on its own, and it has already been spent.

We should know more about Murray's final decision soon.

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However, the Oakland A's and Major League Baseball are reportedly meeting with Murray on Sunday and are trying to figure out a way to get him to forego the draft and stick with the A's, including restructuring his deal. That would be taking special treatment to a new level, but MLB thinks that highly of Murray and wants him in baseball.

If Murray picks football, he will have to forfeit his almost $5 million signing bonus from Oakland.

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USA Today reported Sunday morning that A's president Billy Beane is leading the contingent to meet with Murray, who, before this season would have been widely panned as too short to be an effective National Football League quarterback. Getting him to play baseball over football would be a coup for the league considering he'd need a couple of years in the minors before he reaches the majors. Had Murray had an ordinary season it's entirely possible that he's heading to spring training in February with relatively little fanfare.

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