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Jack Conlon is coming to Texas A&M after all


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#1 Jeffrey Goldberg

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:41 AM

Texas A&M baseball lost less of its signees to Major League Baseball than expected but the Aggies did take a few hits.


One player thought to be going the professional route instead of college was pitcher Jack Conlon of Fort Bend Clements. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound righthander was a fourth-round selection by the Baltimore Orioles.


The signing period came and went, though, and Conlon did not ink with Baltimore. It turned out that he failed the team's physical and was not offered a contract. Because of that, MLB declared him a free agent and he was free to sign with any team.


In July, reports surfaced that Conlon had come to an agreement with the San Francisco Giants. The team had money left in its draft pool and he was expected to sign.


Now, according to Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball, it looks like Conlon is headed to Aggieland after all.

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As I alluded to last night, Jack Conlon is definitely headed to @AggieBaseball. Met with A&M coaches today — all systems are a go. #MLBDraft
11:52 AM - Aug 12, 2017

The arm issues that caused him to fail the Baltimore physical were obviously concerning enough to other teams to keep him unsigned. Still, he was able to pitch as a senior this season and should have an early impact for A&M.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:43 AM

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:50 AM

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I've heard that Conlon does not need any short-term procedures. The flags seem to be on the long-term end. Again...second-hand information so take it with a grain of salt.

So he appears to have a long term degenerative condition that will require surgical procedure down the road at some point. And whatever it is it is more serious than Tommy John surgery which would not have scared MLB so much.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:54 AM

Since he didn't pass his physical with the Giants, the deal he agreed to with them wasn't consummated and so he is still eligible to play for Texas A&M. Wow! What a roller coaster!

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:55 AM

Good job by Kendall on story. Conlon camp will drive to CS for face-to-face meeting with A&M staff on Tuesday. Jack moving in next weekend.

Very latest in the Jack Conlon "sign-or-school" saga ... he's now an Aggie BUT it will be official Tuesday.

After a wild two months, flame-throwing RHP and A&M signee Jack Conlon is now an Aggie.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:46 PM

NOW it's officially-official. A&M baseball RHP Jack Conlon has moved into his apartment in College Station and is a member of the Aggies. Posted Image




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