J. Brent Cox Signs with the Yankees

University of Texas closer J. Brent Cox has signed with the Yankees and is currently in Tampa, sources have confirmed.

RHP J. Brent Cox, who went 8-3 with 19 saves and a 1.73 for the 2005 College World Series Champion University of Texas Longhorns, has reportedly agreed to terms with the Yankees. Cox flew to the Yankees' minor leauge complex in Tampa on Friday to officially sign his contract to become the latest Yankees' pitching prospect.

The father of J. Brent Cox confirmed to PinstripesPlus.com on a phone call Friday afternoon that his son has signed with the Bombers.

Cox was 6-2 with a 2.12 ERA in 37 appearances with the Longhorns as a sophomore in 2004. Armed with a devastating 2-seam fastball that has been clocked in the 88-93 MPH range, Cox will most likely begin his professional career with the Staten Island Yankees in the NY-Penn League. There is no timetable for his professional debut, although the current speculation is that he'll work out with the Yankees at the minor league complex for at least a week or two.

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