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Thursday's Daily Briefing: DelGuidice agrees to deal with Kansas City

FAU shortstop Nick DelGuidice sat near his computer for the final 20 rounds of the MLB Draft on Wednesday, never hearing his name called.

Not long afterward a Kansas City representative surprised him with a phone call.

“I figured he was going to talk about the draft, but he said he had good news,” DelGuidice said.

The Royals offered DelGuidice a free agent contract, which he gladly accepted. DelGuidice (photo, making a throw against Miami) will head to Kansas City's spring training complex this weekend to sign the deal.

A phone call from any team would have pleased DelGuidice, but the fact that he'll be a Royal offers extra reason for excitement. DelGuidice spent about seven years as youth baseball teammate of Eric Hosmer, who is enjoying a breakout rookie season with the big league club.

“I might have a chance to play with him up there one day,” said DelGuidice, who holds the Owls' all-time record for doubles.

Fellow senior Dan Scheffler actually received a call from a Colorado scout before the start of today's action relaying the Rockies' intent to select him on Wednesday, but the Owls' first baseman, along with seniors Andy Mee and Colby Gratton are still looking for contract offers.

Scheffler said he's only interested in playing for an affiliated minor league team, but Mee and Gratton said they would be willing to give independent ball a try if that was their only option.

“If it comes down to it I would consider it,” Mee said. “I'm just hoping for that one phone call.”

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