Raleigh signs contract with Seattle Mariners

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
July 6, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Former Florida State catcher Cal Raleigh signed a professional contract with the Seattle Mariners prior to Friday's 5 p.m. deadline.

MLB.com's Jim Callis reported Raleigh's singing, and Florida State posted a tweet as well before quickly deleting it and posting a retraction. Callis did not post a follow up tweet, like the FSU program did.

At the 5 p.m. deadline, MLB.com's draft tracker reported Raleigh had signed for the reported amount.

MLB.com's Greg Johns reported after the deadline that Raleigh had signed and passed his physical, and reported Raleigh will begin his professional career with the short-season Everett AquaSox.

The North Carolina native finishes his FSU career slashing .282/.394/.492 and posted career highs in batting average (.326), home runs (13) and RBI (54) this year for the Noles.

Raleigh was taken with the 90th overall pick by Seattle in last month's MLB draft.

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