The Red Sox are close to signing supplemental first-round pick Bryce Brentz, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. The 36th overall pick will receive a $892K bonus, which is the same amount received by the Dodgers' Aaron Miller, last year's 36th selection.
Brentz, a 21-year-old outfielder from Middle Tennessee State, ranked tenth in ESPN.com's Keith Law's list of top amateur prospects, and was considered one of the draft's best college bats.
On Monday night, we heard that the Red Sox were close to agreements with Brentz and first-rounder Kolbrin Vitek. The Sox agreed to terms yesterday with Vitek, but both players must pass physicals before their deals are finalized, according to Alex Speier of WEEI (via Twitter).