The Oakland A's top draft pick just picked the NFL over the MLB. That's a big problem for baseball.

Kyler Murray.
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The Kyler Murray saga has at last come to a bruising close — at least if you're a baseball fan.

The two-sport athlete and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback was a first-round draft pick by the Oakland A's in 2018, for which he received a $4.66 million signing bonus. But ahead of position players reporting for spring training on Friday, Murray — who had also declared for the NFL draft in January — announced on Monday that he is officially committing to football over baseball:

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