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Posted by: Jack Curry on Jun 18, 2010 at 01:55:59 PM

Cito Culver hasn't officially graduated from high school yet, but he is almost the $1 million man. Culver, the Yankees' first round draft pick, has received a signing bonus of $954,000 to join the organization.

Culver hit .561 with nine homers and 38 runs batted in across 22 games for Irondequoit High School in Rochester, N.Y. The Yankees dispatched seven or eight different scouts to watch Culver before determining that he would be their top choice. Culver was the 32d overall pick in the first round.

Culver, who has been in Tampa, Fla. this week, will return to Rochester to graduate on Sunday. But Culver will then return to Tampa on Monday to begin his professional career.

"We are very excited to get Cito signed so quickly and get him out on the field to begin his development as a Major