After hitting .391 at the College World Series, Virginia junior Branden Cogswell is foregoing his senior season.

The first-team all-ACC second baseman and Shen graduate signed with Oakland for a signing bonus of $200,000. He was a seventh round pick of the Athletics, and Jim Callis of Baseball America had this to say about his deal.

Should Cogswell be assigned to the Athletics' single-A affiliate in Vermont, he will play at Joe Bruno Stadium in August when the Lake Monsters take on the ValleyCats (Aug. 20-21 and 25-27).

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