Recent Buford High grad Brandon Marsh agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Angels late Friday night after being selected June 9 by the club in the second round, 60th overall, in the MLB draft.
Marsh, a right-handed outfielder, officially signed his papers with the club just after 11 p.m. in a DoubleTree Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.
Marsh will begin his career with the Arizona League Angels as soon as he arrives in Tempe, Ariz.
The outfielder hit for a .559 average with 25 RBIs, scored 66 runs and only struck out nine times in 118 at-bats during his senior year for the Wolves.
Just six days after being drafted, an article said Marsh had opted not to sign with the big league ballclub.
Marsh said that came from a physical check-up.
“At the time, I was out here (in California) doing the physical check-ups,” Marsh said. “They found something in my back that wasn’t serious at all, but it was concerning to the organization. I was upset. I had to come back home, but we kept negotiating and we met all the terms and (the Angels) agreed to them.”
Marsh said whatever was found in his back made the club reconsider and he reconsidered as well.
“I’m more than happy with the situation I’m in,” Marsh said. “I’m happy we stuck with the Angels and I’m happy the Angels stuck with us.”
Marsh said he’s just ready to get started with his rookie-league team.
“Every day I’m getting closer and closer to my ultimate goal,” he said. “I’m more than thankful for support from my family and my advisors. I’m ready to get it going. I’m having withdrawls from baseball so I’ll be relieved to get back out there.”