University of South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner said Thursday afternoon that first baseman Justin Smoak and third baseman James Darnell haven't signed major league contracts -- yet.
But Tanner expects both to sign by Friday's midnight deadline, adding Smoak's might "go down to the wire" while Darnell could sign as early as sometime Thursday.
"Neither one of them have done their deal yet," Tanner said. "I think it's pretty close obviously because tomorrow's the deadline. I expect everything to get done, but nothing's done yet."
That is good news.