Lee still unsigned; Dodgers ink Ethier kin

Lee still unsigned; Dodgers ink Ethier kin

ATLANTA -- With the Monday deadline to sign selections from the June First-Year Player Draft approaching, the Dodgers are still apparently nowhere with first-round pick pitcher Zach Lee, who continues to practice as an incoming freshman quarterback at LSU.

The two-sport star was taken with the 28th overall pick and is believed to be seeking a bonus of $5 million or more. Earlier this week, Lee told reporters he had not heard from the Dodgers since Draft day. If the Dodgers do not sign Lee, they will receive the No. 29 overall pick in next year's Draft as compensation.

One signing the Dodgers announced Friday was Devon Ethier, 20-year-old brother of All-Star outfielder Andre Ethier. Devon is a right-handed-hitting left fielder from Gateway Community College in Arizona. He was the club's 32nd-round pick.

The Dodgers have signed 13 of their top 17 picks, but they are believed resigned to not signing sixth-rounder Kevin Gausman, another high school pitcher also committed to LSU.

The Dodgers have signed a total of 25 of their 50 picks. Last year, the Dodgers signed their top 10, 18 of the first 19 and 30 of 51.