Bucs sign Newman

Bucs sign Newman

Pittsburgh, PA (KOLD) - Former Wildcat shortstop Kevin Newman is officially a Pittsburgh Pirate.

The Bucs announced Monday that they had signed their first round draft pick just one week after selecting him 19th overall.

Though terms were not disclosed the slot value for the 19th overall pick is over 2.2 million dollars.

Pittsburgh confirmed that the organization will keep Newman at shortstop for the time being.

Last season Newman hit .370 with 22 steals. He earned first team all conference honors.