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Brady Aiken's dad says he hopes to have an agreement with the Astros soon

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) - The father of left-handed high school pitcher Brady Aiken, taken by the Houston Astros with the top-overall pick in MLB's First-Year Player Draft, told FOX 26 Sports he hopes his son has agreement with the Astros soon.

"We will be working with the Astros to come to an agreement and finalize an agreement in the next couple of weeks," Jim Aiken said.

"We should know more when we're heading out to sign, take physicals, do all of that. We should be hearing back from the Astros in the next week or two.

Brady Aiken, 17, was 7-0 this past season with Cathedral Catholic High School in Calif., with an ERA of 1.06.

He is the third high school pitcher to go first overall and the first to be taken No. 1 since 1991.

Brady Aiken did not specifically address his contract when he spoke with FOX 26 on Saturday.

"It's amazing," Brady Aiken said. "It's truly and honor to get to be with the Astros and be a top pick.

"Really excited to see what they have in store for me in the future."

Jim Aiken is thrilled the Astros are moving so quickly.

"It means they're ready to get going," Jim Aiken said. "Yea, we wanted this to get done pretty quick.

"We rather have him get going and get to work sooner rather than later."

Astros officials have not been available for comment.



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