Friday was decision day for three college baseball pitchers with ties to Kentucky.
One is getting paid while two others will take their chances with another year in school.
Henry Clay graduate Walker Buehler of Vanderbilt, a 2015 first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers, signed with L.A. shortly before Friday's 5 p.m. deadline for teams to sign their draft choices.
Another Dodgers pick, Louisville right-hander Kyle Funkhouser, did not sign and will return to U of L despite being the 35th overall pick.
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University of Kentucky pitcher Kyle Cody also elected to return to school for his senior season. The right-hander was a second-round pick, No. 73 overall, by the Minnesota Twins this June.
UK's Dustin Beggs, a 32nd-round draft pick by the New York Mets, also chose to remain at Kentucky.
Buehler's signing bonus with the Dodgers is reportedly $1.78 million. Buehler, the No. 24 overall pick, signed for about $300,000 less than anticipated because of an elbow injury, according to multiple reports. The Sporting News reported that Buehler will need Tommy John surgery.
Buehler started his junior season at Vanderbilt late because of elbow soreness but bounced back to finish 5-2 with a 2.95 ERA and pitch in the 2015 College World Series.
According to CBSSports.com, Funkhouser turned down a Dodgers offer in a range similar to Buehler's. Funkhouser, who is 26-9 in three seasons at Louisville, went 8-5 and struck out 104 in 17 starts in 2015.
Cody appeared in 14 games with 12 starts for Kentucky in 2015, posting a 4-4 record in 66 innings. He allowed 63 hits and 17 walks, striking out 63.