Royals ink five more Draft picks to deals

Royals ink five more Draft picks to deals

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have signed five more draft picks, bringing the total up to 25.

Since Saturday, the Royals have announced the signings of pitcher right-handed Alec Mills (22nd round), right-handed pitcher Kevin Allen (23rd round), first baseman Mark Donato (26th round), right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau (27th round) and outfielder Ethan Chapman (30th round).

Also, with the Stanford Cardinal being eliminated from the NCAA tournament, the Royals are free to negotiate with their fourth-round pick, shortstop Kenny Diekroeger.