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Arizona Wildcats ace Heyer reportedly agrees with Cardinals

2012-07-10T12:21:00Z 2012-07-18T19:26:34Z Arizona Wildcats ace Heyer reportedly agrees with CardinalsBy Ryan Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 10, 2012 12:21 pm  • 

With three days left before the signing deadline, Arizona Wildcats ace Kurt Heyer and the St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly struck a deal.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported today that the club and its sixth-round (210th overall) pick have agreed to terms, ending Heyer's college eligibility after three years.

Heyer will take a physical in St. Louis on Thursday, according to the newspaper; the Cardinals are likely to announce the deal once Heyer passes.

Heyer is slotted to earn a $165,100 bonus for signing; the Cardinals have enough money budgeted to pay him without being charged with a luxury tax, the Post-Dispatch reported. Heyer's signing comes three days before Major League Baseball's deadline to sign draft picks.

A right-hander, Heyer went 13-2 as a junior with a 2.24 ERA. He struck out 113 batters and walked 28, and made two starts in last month's College World Series. The Wildcats won their fourth national championship with a run through Omaha.

Heyer is the fifth and final UA junior to sign a pro contract after being drafted. Shortstop Alex Mejia (fourth round, Cardinals), outfielder Robert Refsnyder (fifth round, Yankees), third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean (eighth round, Reds) and outfielder Joey Rickard (ninth round, Rays) all agreed to terms in recent weeks.

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