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Royals reach deals with seven draftees

Royals reach deals with seven draftees

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Royals on Thursday announced the signing of seven of their 50 selections in this week's First-Year Player Draft.

Those signed were: seventh round, pitcher Eric Cantrell, George Washington University; 11th round, shortstop Alex McClure, Middle Tennessee State; 26th, pitcher Gates Dooley, Henderson State; 27th, outfielder Jose Rodriguez, Miami Dade Community College South; 28th, first baseman Murray Watts, Arkansas State; 30th, pitcher Chad Blauer, Point Loma Nazarene U., and 46th, catcher William Robertson, Middle Tennessee State.

Also signed was undrafted pitcher Kyle Kreich, a left-hander from Jacksonville U.