By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Before starting a four-game set with the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, the Red Sox took care of some business. Boston has signed top draft pick Marcelo Mayer on Thursday.

There was no official announcement from the team, but Mayer (along with a large contingency of the Boston front office) was at Fenway Park on Thursday and “Welcome To The Red Sox Marcelo Mayer” was on the big screen in center field.

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The Athletic’s Chad Jennings is reporting that Mayer received a $6.6 million signing bonus, which is the assigned slot price for the No. 4 pick.

That is where the Red Sox drafted Mayer on July 11. The 18-year-old was one of the top shortstops in this year’s draft, after hitting .392 with 14 homers in 34 games as a senior at Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, California.

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Mayer was sporting a No. 10 Red Sox jersey at Fenway Park on Thursday. Staff