Speier signs with Red Sox

Former Dos Pueblos star gets big bucks to sign pro baseball contract

Mike Klan, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Sports Director, mklan@keyt.com
POSTED: 11:55 PM PDT Jun 14, 2013    UPDATED: 03:33 PM PDT Jun 17, 2013 
BOSTON, Mass. -

Former Dos Pueblos High School star Gabe Speier has chosen pro baseball over UC Santa Barbara. According to Baseball America, the 19th round draft pick of Boston agreed to a 200,000 signing bonus with the Red Sox.

Normally 19th round picks do not receive anywhere close to that kind of bonus. Speier was expected to go higher in the draft plus he had the option of pitching for the Gauchos next year.

Speier helped the Chargers win back-to-back Channel League titles.