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Moniak goes No. 1 to Phillies, buddy loses tattoo bet

Mickey Moniak made his mark in the Major League Baseball draft — and his buddy could soon be getting a permanent reminder.

Moniak, a high school outfielder from California, was selected first overall by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Long before the draft, he bet La Costa Canyon High School teammate Ethan Abrams that he'd go in the top 10.

At stake: Moniak's signature tattooed on Abrams' rear end.

Just a few minutes after Commissioner Rob Manfred announced at MLB Network studios that the Phillies were on the clock, Moniak didn't have to wait long for his friend's fresh-ink fate to be sealed.

"That is very true," a smiling Moniak...

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