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Report: Sox sign first-round pick Marcelo Mayer

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Marcelo Mayer officially is a member of the Boston Red Sox.

The No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft signed a $6,664,000 (full slot value) contract with the Red Sox on Thursday, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com. 

The Red Sox welcomed the young shortstop to the club with a message on the screen at Fenway Park.

After inking his deal, Mayer showed off his left-handed swing in a round of batting practice.

Mayer was expected by many to be the No. 1 overall selection in this year's draft. Instead, the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted catcher Henry Davis out of Louisville, leading to Mayer landing in Boston's lap at No. 4.