Valencia grad Hiura signs with Brewers

Valencia grad Keston Hiura was picked by the Milwaukee Brewers with the No. 9 pick in the first round of last week's MLB Draft. Courtesy UC Irvine Athletics
Valencia High graduate and former UC Irvine player Keston Hiura signed with the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday for a bonus of $4 million, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis Hiura, the ninth overall selection in last week’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, will forgo his senior season at UC Irvine after leading all NCAA Division 1 players with a .442 batting average as a junior.  

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