The have made a few more draft signings in recent days, perhaps most notably reportedly coming to terms with 38th-round pick Kevin Malishseski, a high school pitcher out of Illinois. He announced the signing on Twitter.
Ready to start the next chapter in my life! Excited to be a professional baseball player and apart of the Los Angeles Dodger's organization!— Kevin Malisheski (@KEV_MALO) July 3, 2016
Wauconda's Kevin Malisheski grew up wanting to play in NFL. Today he signed w/ Dodgers. pic.twitter.com/Ash9Bkvko5— Joe Aguilar (@JoeAguilar64) July 3, 2016
Malisheski, a 6'3, 200-pound right-hander, was a two-sport star at Wauconda High School, where he was also the quarterback of the football team. He suffered a torn ACL in November playing football that kept him out for a large chunk of the 2016 baseball season.
Malisheski was committed to attend Illinois State if he didn't turn pro.
UCSB relief pitcher James Carter, drafted in the 21st round was signed Thursday, a signing that was announced by the team.
Costello on Sunday posted an Instagram picture of him signing a contract in the Dodgers' offices with the caption "Officially a Dodger! Ready to get this new chapter going!"
No bonuses have yet been reported, but one has to think it took some convincing to keep Malisheski from going to college.
UPDATE: Malisheski received a $265,000 bonus, per Joe Aguilar of the Chicago Daily Herald.
UPDATE (July 15): Per a source, Malisheski's bonus was $251,000, not $265,000.
After the 10th round, any bonus amounts over $100,000 count toward the bonus pool. The Dodgers are now a reported $367,300 over slot, with another roughly $99,500 to commit without losing a future draft pick.
To date, the Dodgers have signed 31 of their 42 draft picks. The deadline to sign 2016 draftees is Friday, July 15.