The Rays have announced that first-round pick Nick Ciuffo (SHOO-fo) has signed.
Earlier, Roger Mooney of the TBO.com reported that Ciuffo would sign for the amount recommended by Major League Baseball for the no. 21 pick ($1.97 million).
Ciuffo, a high school catcher out of South Carolina, will report to the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Rays. Their season begins today.