Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Bob Nutting and the Pirates continue to spend money on the amateur draft.
According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Pirates have signed 9th round pick Clay Holmes.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 26 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Additional Deaths
The Pirates reportedly paid Holmes $1.2 million, which is a record for a 9th round pick. The previous record was the $750,000 the San Diego Padres paid Jason Middlebrook back in 1996.READ MORE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Pittsburgh Area, Southwestern Pa.
That money is equal to what Zack Von Rosenberg received in the 6th round back in 2009.MORE NEWS: Sharon Police Department Searching For Suspect In Attempted Homicide
Holmes (6-4, 225 pounds) had committed to pitch for Auburn.