UConn’s Anthony Kay officially signs with Mets; deal worth $1.1 million

(Photo courtesy: UConn Athletics/Steven Slade)

(WTNH)–UConn ace Anthony Kay was one of the big reasons the Huskies advanced to the NCAA Tournament, and gave No. 1 seed Florida a run for its money in the regionals.

Now, the Long Island native is officially a member of the New York Mets organization.

Kay, who was selected by the Mets with the 31st overall pick last month, signed a $1.1 million bonus with the team.

According to the Hartford Courant’s Dom Amore, the contract is below the $1.97 million Kay is supposed to make by virtue of being the 31st pick. The Mets were concerned about Kay’s innings workload (119 innings last year), and also went over the cap on some of their high school signings.

New York also signed Boston College’s Justin Dunn, who pitched at The Gunnery in Washington, Conn., to a $2.38 million contract. Dunn was the 19th overall pick in the draft.

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