Drew Hayes officially signed now.


Hayes took an important step Monday when he finalized his signing bonus with the Cincinnati Reds, who drafted the right-hander in the 11th round of Major League Baseball Draft two weeks ago.

"It (his contract) is something that I can't spend too much time on, and now I am ready to go to (Billings, Mont.) and prove myself," Hayes said. "I want to move as quickly through the organization as I can."

Hayes will join the Billings Mustangs, an advanced rookie squad, later this month.