MILWAUKEE -- The Rays announced the signing of four of their picks from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. Included in those four were: Shortstop Jack Hager (32nd overall) out of Sierra Vista High School in Nevada; compensation round picks Jeffrey Ames (42nd overall), a right-hander from Lower Columbia Junior College in Washington, and outfielder James Harris (60th overall) out of Oakland Tech High School in California. In addition, they signed sixth-round pick Christopher Floethe, a right-hander from Cal-State Fullerton.
Hager and Ames were assigned to Princeton (Appalachian League), Harris to the Gulf Coast Rookie League Rays and Loethe to Hudson Valley (NY-Penn).
The Rays have now signed 29 of their 60 selections, including six of their top 11.