OAKLAND -- The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with shortstop Grant Green, their first-round selection from the 2009 First-Year Player Draft held June 9-11. The deadline to sign players who had not exhausted their college eligibility was 9:00 PDT tonight.
Green hit a team leading .374 with 19 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 32 RBI in 54 games for the University of Southern California this year. He was third in the Pac-10 in batting and earned All-Pac-10 honors for the second consecutive season. The 21-year old junior added 20 walks for a team leading .435 on-base percentage and also topped the Trojans with 26 multiple hit games. Green earned NCBWA Preseason All-America second team honors after hitting .348 with six home runs and 21 RBI last summer for the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod League. He finished his USC career with a .359 batting average, 20 home runs and 102 RBI in 160 games and set a school record with 20 triples. Green was the 13th overall pick in the draft.
The A's have now signed or agreed to terms with 29 of their 49 selections from the draft, including each of the first eight and 15 of the first 18.
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