Astros, first round pick Brady Aiken agree to $6.5 million bonus

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The Astros and first round pick Brady Aiken have agreed to a $6.5 million bonus, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports. Aiken, a left-handed pitcher taken first overall out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, ties Jameson Taillon — selected by the Pirates in the first round, second overall, in the 2010 draft — for the largest bonus given to a high school pitcher.

Aiken represented the Astros’ third consecutive first overall pick. They selected shortstop Carlos Correa first overall in 2012 and pitcher Mark Appel last year.