Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 6/20/13

Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia reacts after strinkng out in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 26, 2009. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 3-0. UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

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Picture via ESPN.com Scott Levesque Managing Editor Sorry Texas, but Trey Ball won't be hooking any horns anytime soon. The number seven pick in the 2013 MLB draft signed with the Red Sox yesterday for a bonus of $2.75 million. Ball signed his contact in Boston and the Red Sox organization rolled out the, proverbial, red carpet for their highest draft pick since Trot Nixon (1993) - including an infamous Duck Tour, a day around Fenway Park, and a heavy dose of Red Sox star Dustin Pedroia. "[They were all saying] hurry up and get here," Ball said. "Dustin Pedroia was like, 'Hurry up so I can retire!' and all that. He was giving me a hard time, but it was a good time." Ball continued, "It's been amazing. It's been a blast out there with all the guys," Ball said. "Growing up, all I wanted to do was be a baseball player. Being able to potentially fulfill that, it's a great honor." With the signing of Ball complete, the high expectations and pressure to perform will steadily grow as ...
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