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Beeks added to short-season Red Sox roster

By: Matt Jones
Published: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Arkansas starter Jalen Beeks delivers a pitch during the third inning against South Alabama Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas starter Jalen Beeks delivers a pitch during the third inning against South Alabama Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas pitcher Jalen Beeks has agreed to terms with the Boston Red Sox.

Beeks was one of four players added Saturday to the active roster for the organization's short-season affiliate in Lowell, Mass. Beeks, a 12th round draft pick of the Red Sox, was introduced at the media day in Lowell earlier this month but had yet to sign.

The left-handed pitcher is the fourth Arkansas player to sign a professional contract this summer. Left-handed relief pitcher Michael Gunn, a 16th round pick of the Red Sox, is expected to join Beeks in Lowell prior to the July 18 signing deadline.

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