Kolten Wong Agrees To MLB Contract

Published On: Jun 21 2011 08:53:15 PM HST   Updated On: Jun 22 2011 01:33:22 AM HST

Former University of Hawaii baseball player Kolten Wong agreed to his first professional baseball contract with the team that drafted him, the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Cardinals drafted Wong in the first round two weeks ago as the 22nd overall selection.

Wong is leaving Hilo for St. Louis to sign his contract. The full terms of the contract have not been released, but KITV4 Sports has learned that Wong will receive a signing bonus between $1 million and $1.5 million.

After signing his contract, Wong will head to Quad City, Iowa, for his assignment with the River Bandits, a minor league team in the Cardinals' farm system.

The Kamehameha School Hawaii graduate was named to the Western Athletic Conference's All-WAC team three times.


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