The Cincinnati Reds reached agreement with former Stanford infielder Alex Blandino, according to MLB.com.
Blandino, a first-round selection (No. 29 overall) in the recent amateur draft, signed a contract worth $1,788,000. The Reds, though, haven't confirmed the agreement.
Blandino was drafted out of St. Francis High-Mountain View by the A's in 2011 in the 38th round. Rachel Morrison of Farmington Hills, Michigan, set a world record in the women's F51 club throw on the opening day of the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Championships at the College of San Mateo. She sent the club 18.82 meters (61 feet, 91/4 inches). The previous record of 15.83 meters was set by Catherine O'Neill 13 years ago. Morrison was affected by transverse myelitis three years ago, which left her with significantly limited mobility. Castro Valley High senior Nate Moore was named Gatorade's California boys track and field athlete of the year.
Earlier this month he won the triple jump (51 feet, 4 inches) and long jump (25-83/4) at the CIF state championships for the second consecutive year. Moore is headed to Oregon next year. Visalia scored twice in the eighth inning off reliever Mason McVay for a 5-3 Cal League win over visiting San Jose. Brian Ragira and Alberto Rojas had RBI singles for the Giants. Captain Todd Clever of San Jose will lead the U.S. rugby team Saturday against Canada in the Pacific Nations Cup in Sacramento. The game at Bonny Field at Cal Expo begins at 3 p.m.