On Friday, Barret Loux formerly of Texas A&M signed a free agent contract with the Texas Rangers. He was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Loux ended up coming to an agreement with the D-Backs for over 2 million dollars but ended up failing his physical due to shoulder issues that were discovered during the examination. The D-Backs refused to negotiate with Loux anymore after this discovery. Continue reading
Barret Loux worked out for 14 MLB teams on Friday afternoon in College Station, Texas. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the sixth overall pick but failed his physical due to shoulder and elbow concerns according to multiple reports. MLB declared Loux a free agent and gave the Diamondbacks compensatory picks. You can check out the MyFoxHouston report below which fails to talk about the reason the Diamondbacks failed to sign him.
Another signing deadline goes by and the story stays the same. The big market clubs especially in Boston and New York continue to wait until the last possible second to sign their draft picks. The Red Sox entering Monday had only signed three out of their top ten selections but ended up getting 12 out of the top 13 picks to sign which includes some marquee names in college baseball in LSU’s Anthony Ranaudo and Miami’s Chris Hernandez to name a few.
According to Jeff Passan over at Yahoo! Sports, the Arizona Diamondbacks have decided to pull their offer to the sixth overall selection in the 2010 MLB Draft, Barret Loux. The junior lefty from Texas A&M failed a physical in July, preventing the Diamondbacks from signing him. Arizona will now accept the seventh overall pick in 2011 in exchange for not signing Loux, a condition of the MLB draft compensation rule.
The Diamondbacks don’t suffer much damage in this deal. Sure they don’t get their first rounder, but they receive two in 2011. Loux, on the other hand, has a slew of tough decisions in front of him.
Barret Loux of Texas A&M has been added to the Cotuit Kettleers roster today. Loux was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the sixth overall selection in the 2010 MLB Draft but hit a snag when he reportedly failed his physical due to a shoulder issue. He went 11-2 with a 2.83 ERA in 17 appearances (16 starts) while striking out 136 batters in only 105 innings of work. He held opponents to a .202 batting average.