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Dodgers sign 8th-round pick Andre Scrubb

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Andre Scrubb was drafted by the Dodgers in the eighth round.
Andre Scrubb was drafted by the Dodgers in the eighth round.
Photo credit: Brian Schneider | High Point University

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers officially announced the signing of eight draft picks on Thursday night, including eighth-round selection Andre Scrubb, a right-handed pitcher out of High Point University in North Carolina.

The 6'4 junior had a 4.86 ERA and 54 walks in 74 innings in 2016, but also struck out 94 in his 14 starts.

"It means the world to be drafted," Scrubb said on Saturday in a release from the school. "After my freshmen year when I got hit pretty hard and wasn't sure how I fit in Div. I baseball to battle back and improve enough that I heard my name called is a dream come true."

The bonus hasn't yet been reported, but the slot value for the No. 251 overall pick is $175,100.

The Dodgers are $9,000 over slot value with the four known signing bonuses so far - first-rounder Gavin Lux, second-rounder Mitch White, third-rounder Dustin May and sixth-rounder Errol Robinson - though among those picks only Robinson has been officially announced by the team.

The club also has reported agreements with fourth-round pick D.J. Peters and 10th-rounder Kevin Lachance, but those bonuses aren't yet known. News of the Lachance signing was reported on Thursday by Joey Kamide of Nova Baseball Magazine in Virginia, with an additional note.

"[Lachance] has signed with the club, who will likely keep him at their Spring Training facility in Arizona until he completes rehab on his throwing shoulder, with his likely assignment being with the Dodgers’ Rookie League team in Ogden, UT," wrote Kamide.

The other draft signings made official by the Dodgers on Thursday in addition to Scrubb and Robinson were right-handed pitcher Dean Kremer, the club's 14th-round selection out of UNLV; center fielder Darien Tubbs, the 16th-round pick out of Memphis; third baseman Brock Carpenter, 20th-round pick out of Seattle University; right-handed pitcher Jeff Paschke, the 22nd-round pick out of USC; second baseman Brandon Montgomery, the club's 26th-round selection; and 31st-round pick Stevie Berman out of Santa Clara.

Berman was a college teammate and battery mate at Santa Clara of second-round pitch Mitchell White. Montgomery was a teammate at San Jacinto College North in Texas of fifth-round pitcher Devin Smeltzer.

To date, though the club has only recognized eight draft signings, the Dodgers have reported agreements with 14 of their 42 picks, including eight of their fist 12 picks.