Former LSU standout Paul Skenes signs record-breaking deal with Pirates

Paul Skenes
Paul Skenes
Published: Jul. 19, 2023 at 7:44 AM CDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WVUE) - Former LSU standout and top pick in this year’s MLB Draft Paul Skenes finalized a record-breaking contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Skenes’ new deal includes a $9.2 million signing bonus.

That is the most ever given to a draft pick.

Skenes helped lead the Tigers to the baseball program’s seventh national title last month.

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