Baseball: Hedges taken in 2nd round

UCLA signee Austin Hedges (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./JSerra) was selected Tuesday in the second round by the San Diego Padres in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

Considered the best defensive catcher in the draft, Hedges reportedly fell from the first round because of signability concerns. He was the fifth catcher taken and second by the Padres. San Diego also picked Bruins signee Joe Ross (Oakland, Calif./Bishop O'Dowd) in the first round.