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Aug 17, 2010 2:32 AM

Rox sign top draft pick

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have reached an agreement with Kyle Parker, their top draft pick, that will allow him to quarterback Clemson this fall before he hands off to baseball in the spring.

The deal with Parker, the 26th overall pick, was completed just before the deadline Monday night.

Colorado also agreed to terms with righty Peter Tago, who was taken at No. 47.

Parker displayed his two-sport versatility last season, throwing for 2,526 yards to help the Tigers win the ACC's Atlantic Division and reach the conference title game.

In the spring, the strong-armed outfielder hit .358 to lift the Tigers into the College World Series.

He's the first Division I athlete to throw 20 touchdowns and hit 20 homers in the same academic year.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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