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Cardinals sign first-round pick Kolten Wong

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have signed second

baseman Kolten Wong, their first-round pick in the draft earlier

this month.

The 5-9, 180-pound Wong was the 22nd overall pick out of Hawaii

and had told the franchise he was eager to sign. The team said

Saturday he would report to Class A Quad Cities on Monday.

Wong batted .378 last season as a junior with seven home runs

and 53 RBIs in 57 games, plus was MVP of the Cape Cod League last

summer and played on U.S. national team in 2008.

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