George Springer Met With Long Island Ducks

1:40pm: Springer's father explained to's Brian McTaggart that he and his son met with the Ducks' GM as a contingency in case an agreement can't be reached.  Returning to college is not a likely option for Springer.

12:23pm: Astros first-round draft pick George Springer may sign with the independent league Long Island Ducks, tweets @zoodig.  This development is a sign that the University of Connecticut outfielder is not close to a deal with the deadline about three weeks away.

The typical bonus for the #11 pick is in the $1.8-2MM range, according to Baseball America.

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