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Mississippi State RHP Devin Jones to sign with Baltimore Wednesday; will report to Class Advanced-A Aberdeen (Md.) Ironbirds

MSU junior pitcher Devin Jones

Mississippi State junior right-handed pitcher Devin Jones is less than 24 hours away from being the property of the Baltimore Orioles franchise.

Jones, who informed The SDN Bulldog Blog via a text message Tuesday evening, will be signing Wednesday and receiving a $97,500 signing bonus before reporting to a 10-day mini-camp in Sarasota, Fla. After that camp, Jones is expecting to report to Class Advanced-A Aberdeen (Md.) Ironbirds.

Jones was a ninth round selection by Baltimore in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft earlier this month.

Jones finished the 2011 season with a 2-5 record and a 4.37 earned run average including 49 strikeouts in 59.2 innings pitched.

Jones, a 49th-round selection out of Eupora High School three years ago by the Cleveland Indians, said last week he was still considering his options of coming back to Mississippi State for his senior season of college baseball.

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