First-round pick Mitchell, ChiSox agree

Updated: July 8, 2009, 7:37 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with first-round pick Jared Mitchell, who led LSU to the College World Series title last month.

The 20-year-old Mitchell batted .327 with 11 home runs and 50 RBI with 35 stolen bases as a junior this season title. The outfielder was the No. 23 player chosen overall.

In the CWS in Omaha, Mitchell batted .348 with two homers, two doubles, a triple and seven RBIs and was Most Outstanding Player. He hit a three-run homer in the first inning of the decisive game of the championship series against Texas.

Mitchell also played on LSU's 2007 national championship football team. He will start his professional career at Class A Kannapolis of the South Atlantic League on Thursday.


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