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MLB Draft Deadline: Padres Fail To Sign Karsten Whitson

With so many other teams arriving at agreements with their unsigned draft picks at the deadline, the Padres have thrown everyone for a loop:

Folks, I'll need to eat a little crow here. The #Padres could not come to terms with the No. 9 overall pick Karsten Whitson. Details soon.

Whitson - who turns 19 in just over a week - was the ninth overall selection, but rather than signing with San Diego, he'll go off to college while the Padres accept a high compensation pick in next year's first round.