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Royals Reach 'Tentative Agreement' With 1st Round Pick Christian Colon

There have been some contradicting reports regarding the status of negotiations between the Royals and fourth overall pick SS Christian Colon but Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star's latest seems to harmonize them labeling it a "tentative agreement" that is expected to be complete pending a physical.

“I can’t comment at this time,” general manager Dayton Moore said in regard to reports of an agreement, which first surfaced early this afternoon from analyst Keith Law through his Twitter account.

Per Dutton, getting the physical done could take several days.

But they're close and that's what's important. It's nowhere near the Aug. 16 deadline to get this done.

The bonus money is $2.8 million, which Dutton describes as "slightly higher" than the Royals expectations.

When the deal is complete, Colon is expected to join Class A Wilmington in less than two weeks.