For just the third time in Major League Baseball history, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft has not signed a contract with the team that drafted him after the Houston Astros and San Diego-based high school pitcher Brady Aiken failed to agree to a deal before Friday’s 4 p.m. deadline.
“We are disappointed that we were not able to reach an agreement with Brady Aiken today,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement released Friday afternoon. “As an organization, we devoted a great deal of time and resources to these negotiations. Despite our best efforts, a deal could not be reached.”