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Ex-Arizona Wildcat Robert Refsnyder signs with the Yankees

Robert Refsnyder

Robert Refsnyder celebrates the go-ahead run in the ninth inning of the World Series-clinching victory over South Carolina. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Former Arizona outfielder Robert Refsnyder, the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 College World Series, signed with the New York Yankees on Friday.

The Yankees gave Refsynder, a fifth-round selection (No. 187 overall), a signing bonus of $205,900.

Refsnyder hit .364 last season with team-highs of eight home runs and 66 RBIs. He might not have the power of a typical major-league corner outfielder and is a candidate to transition to second base, which he played briefly at Arizona as a freshman.

Refsnyder went 10-for-21 with six runs scored and five RBIs as the Wildcats swept their five games at the College World Series.

Former Arizona shortstop Alex Mejia, the No. 150 pick in last month’s draft, signed with the St. Louis Cardinals for $294,200 and made his debut for the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League on Friday night.

Mejia will eventually run into former teammate Joey Rickard, who is playing the outfield for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Tampa Bay Rays affiliate in the New York-Penn League. Rickard, a ninth-round selection, signed with a $125,000 bonus (salary figures from BaseballAmerica.com).

Third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean, who made his pro debut on Thursday night, received a signing bonus of $136,300. The Cincinnati Reds made him the 262nd pick in the draft.

Right-handed pitcher Kurt Heyer, drafted in the sixth round (No. 210 overall) by the Cardinals, has not signed.

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