As the clock ticks toward midnight, the Nationals have completed the first of what should be several down-to-the-wire draft pick signings.
Left-hander Kylin Turnbull, the organization's fourth-round pick in June, has agreed to a deal that includes a $325,000 signing bonus, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America.
That's about $100,000 over the MLB-recommended "slot" for the 127th overall pick in the draft.
Turnbull, a 6-foot-4 lefty with a fastball in the low-to-mid 90s who also throws a splitter, went 5-2 with a 2.47 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 80 innings for Santa Barbara Community College.
He had committed to pitch in his home state for the University of Oregon next season.
The Nationals are still working to sign their top four picks from this year's draft: First-round picks Anthony Rendon and Alex Meyer, supplemental-round pick Brian Goodwin and third-round pick Matt Purke. All contract agreements must be submitted to MLB by midnight.