Toronto Blue Jays sign 5 players, including 2nd round pick Griffin Conine

Baseball fans stand during the national anthems before the American League baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Thursday, March 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays signed five players Wednesday, including 2018 second-round pick Griffin Conine.

Conine, an outfielder out of Duke University, had a .281 batting average with 52 runs batted in and 18 home runs with the Blue Devils last season.

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The 20-year-old from Weston, Fla., is the son of former major league player Jeff Conine.

The Jays also announced they have signed 18th-round pick Fitz Stadler, a right-handed pitcher out of Arizona State, and 33rd-round pick Matt Harris, a righty out of Florida Atlantic, as well as undrafted free agent pitchers Jackson Rees and Ryan Thurston.

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The signings come just over a week after Toronto signed 26 of their 40 2018 draft picks, including first-round pick Jordan Groshans and third round selection Adam Kloffenstein.

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Groshans, a shortstop, and Kloffenstein a right-handed pitcher, were teammates last season at Magnolia High School in Texas.

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