(UL's) Jonathan Lucroy spent Monday in Milwaukee, touring Miller Park, the stadium where he hopes to one day play as a major-leaguer.
Two days earlier, on Saturday night, Lucroy said he signed a professional baseball contract including a $340,000 bonus with the Milwaukee Brewers, the team that drafted him in the third round with the 101st overall pick during Thursday's first day of Major League Baseball's amateur draft.
"They [the negotiations] were very easy," Lucroy said. "I told them that I would sign for slot money and that is what I did."
Lucroy said he decided to sign after meeting with Brewers scout Brian Sankey, who had followed him during collegiate career.
Lucroy, 20, said it was time for him to get on with the next phase of his baseball career. After starring at Umatilla High School and at the University of Louisiana, where he just finished his junior season, he said he was ready to begin his career as a pro.