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Cubs sign 18 of top 20 draft picks

HOUSTON -- The Chicago Cubs signed 18 of their first 20 draft picks from the June 2011 amateur draft, including their top seven picks.

Their eighth-round pick, Taylor Dugas, who played centerfield at Alabama, was not signed.

First-round pick Javier Baez, an 18-year-old position player out of Florida, signed a contract just before the 11 p.m. deadline on Monday night. Baez’s deal was reportedly $2.6 million.

The Cubs also signed Shawon Dunston Jr. to a $1.1 million deal.