Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
North Carolina third baseman Colin Moran, the sixth overall pick in baseball's amateur draft, finalized an agreement with the Miami Marlins before Friday's deadline. Moran agreed to a signing bonus of $3,516,500, which was the slot value assigned to the selection. A native of Rye, N.Y., Moran hit .345 with 13 homers and an NCAA-high 91 RBIs as a junior for the Tar Heels, who lost to UCLA in the semifinal of the College World Series. ''We haven't had a long-term third baseman since Mike Lowell left us and we've been searching for that person,'' Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said during a news conference Friday. ''Hopefully, that ends right here with you Colin. We can't wait for you to assume that role and become our everyday third baseman and that journey starts today.'' Moran, a nephew of former big leaguer B.J. Surhoff, is expected to begin his professional career with Class A Greensboro on Monday. ''I'm extremely anxious,'' Moran said. ''It was nice ...
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