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Cubs ink 35th-rounder to wrap up Draft signings

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PHOENIX -- The Cubs have signed 35th-round selection Jordan Minch, a left-handed pitcher from Purdue, and completed the signing period by agreeing to terms with 27 of their 40 picks in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Minch had reported to the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League, and had until Friday at 4 p.m. CT to sign with the Cubs.

Minch was a draft-eligible sophomore this summer. He made 28 starts in his first two seasons with Purdue, and set freshman records for strikeouts (63), innings pitched (81 1/3) and games started in 2013. In his final season with the Boilermakers, he turned in five consecutive quality starts over the first five weekends of Big Ten play.

The Cubs were able to sign their first 22 Draft picks.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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