Royals 'getting closer' to inking Colon

Royals 'getting closer' to inking Colon

WASHINGTON -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore denied a report on Wednesday that the club has signed its first-round Draft choice, shortstop Christian Colon, but said through a spokesman that the two sides "were getting closer."

Keith Law reported on ESPN.com's draft Twitter feed that Colon had agreed to a deal for a $2.8 million bonus. But Moore said the sides are still talking, and Colon cannot be signed until he passes a physical examination.

Colon is represented by agent Scott Boras.

A product of Cal State-Fullerton, Colon was the fourth overall selection in the June 7 First-Year Player Draft. In 64 games for the Titans this year, he batted .358 with 17 home runs and 68 RBIs.