Cowgill, Wilkes sign pro contracts

UK outfielder Collin Cowgill and teammate Ryan Wilkes have signed professional contracts.

Cowgill, drafted in the fifth round of the major league draft, signed with Arizona, it was reported on Wednesday. Cowgill was one of 12 draftees to sign with the Diamondbacks.

Second baseman Ryan Wilkes was drafted in the 23rd round by the New York Yankees.

Cowgill and Wilkes were part of a record seven Wildcats who were selected in last week's draft.