UPDATE: Former Americas SS, Garcia signs $125k contract with SF

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EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) -- UPDATED: According to CSN Bay Area, former Americas and Texas Tech shortstop Orlando Garcia has signed a max-contract with the San Francisco Giants - MLB puts 'caps & slots' on players drafted by round.


Orlando Garcia may very well be playing at Southwest University Park in the near future. The former Americas shortstop and Texas Tech all-Big 12 infielder has not agreed to a contract or undergone a team physical.

In his Junior season Garcia led the Red Raiders in home runs (13) and RBIs (62), helping Texas Tech earn its second straight NCAA Regional berth for the second time.

Garcia is the 13th Red Raider to be drafted in the top 10 rounds of the MLB Draft.

He’s the third player in El Paso Americas High history to be drafted by an MLB team. The list includes older brother Oscar Garcia (31st by San Diego Padres in 2010) and Anthony Prieto (fifth round by Chicago Cubs in 2012).

Garcia could choose to play his senior season with Tech, hoping to improve his draft position, but has indicated he will likely sign with the Giants.

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