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MLB Rumors: Blaze Jordan to join Red Sox on impressive signing bonus

MLB Rumors: Blaze Jordan to join Red Sox on impressive signing bonus

Blaze Jordan is choosing the Red Sox over Mississippi State -- and Boston is paying him handsomely for it.

The Red Sox are set to give the 17-year-old infielder a $1.75 million signing bonus, MassLive.com's Chris Cotillo reported Wednesday.

That $1.75 million deal is more than double the $667,900 slot value for the No. 89 pick, which is where the Red Sox took Jordan in the 2020 MLB Draft.

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But Boston had extra cash to spend after reportedly signing first-round draft pick Nick Yorke to a deal below his $3.61 million slot value.

Jordan comes with tantalizing upside, too: The Mississippi native became a YouTube star while launching 500-foot home runs as a 13-year-old and has drawn comparisons to Bryce Harper, who entered the major leagues at 19.

Jordan committed to Mississippi State in eighth grade and could have delayed his major league career by joining the Bulldogs this fall. That decision would have allowed him to re-enter the MLB Draft after his college career and potentially get drafted by another team.

By signing him now, however, the Red Sox will ensure Blaze comes to Boston and enters the team's minor-league system. The young phenom will fly to Boston next week to take his physical and make his contract official, per Cotillo.

Red Sox vs. Yankees highlights: Alex Verdugo homers, but Sox lose fifth straight

Red Sox vs. Yankees highlights: Alex Verdugo homers, but Sox lose fifth straight

FINAL SCORE: New York Yankees 10, Boston Red Sox 3

IN BRIEF: Alex Verdugo hit a solo home run, but the Red Sox couldn't get anything else going against Gerrit Cole on Friday night as Boston dropped Game 1 of its series in the Bronx. Sox opener Colten Brewer allowed four hits and three walks for two runs in 2.2 innings, and Ryan Brasier allowed three runs in relief including a bomb off the bat of Gary Sanchez.

Dylan Covey and Brandon Workman didn't fare any better as they allowed three and two runs respectively in the late innings.

Friday night's loss marked the Red Sox's fifth straight defeat.

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 6-14

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HIGHLIGHTS

Torres gives Yanks early lead

Verdugo takes Cole deep

Sanchez launches one off Brasier

Frazier piles it on

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Mookie Betts' daughter has adorable reaction to his 3-home run game

Mookie Betts' daughter has adorable reaction to his 3-home run game

Mookie Betts gave the Boston Red Sox a reminder of what they've been missing with a historic performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.

Betts crushed three home runs vs. the San Diego Padres for the sixth three-homer performance of his career, tying the MLB record.

The real star, though? That would be Betts' daughter, Kynlee. The 27-year-old shared an adorable video of Kynlee reacting to his home runs, and it's the most adorable thing you'll watch all day.

"My daughter Kynlee is watching me, I have no other choice but to wake up everyday and give it my all!" Betts captioned the Instagram video.

Watch below:


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It doesn't get any better than that.

Betts entered Friday night slashing .319/.380/.694 with seven homers through 19 games with L.A. Meanwhile, the hapless Red Sox are coming off an embarrassing 17-8 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays and a four-game series sweep.