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Orioles' Bud Norris explains his tweet calling Jonathan Singleton extension 'terrible'

Orioles' Bud Norris explains his tweet calling Jonathan Singleton extension 'terrible'

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orioles right-hander Bud Norris on Tuesday defended a tweet that gained national steam after it called the unprecedented extension signed by Houston Astros prospect Jonathan Singleton "terrible." The 22-year-old Singleton, one of the top prospects in the game, was called up on Monday and signed a five-year extension with $10 million guaranteed. The deal could be worth up to $30 million over eight years if the Astros pick up three club options. The deal is the first ever long-term extension signed to a player before making his major league debut. It gives Singleton financial security early, but he also gives up the possibility of making more money...

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