SAN DIEGO - Brady Aiken was the first pick in June's Major League Baseball draft and visibly overjoyed to be selected by the Houston Astros, but a lot has transpired in the past two and a half months.
Aiken, the ace pitcher and recent graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School, failed to reach a deal with the Astros after the team reportedly discovered an abnormality in the ligament of his pitching elbow in a post draft MRI.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was in town Tuesday at Petco Park to watch the unveiling of the soon-to-be "Selig Hall of Fame Plaza." 10News took an opportunity to ask Selig about Aiken, including negotiations that may have been extended for him.
10News asked him, "Can you confirm if (his offer) was able to go past the July 18 deadline?"
Selig replied, "We're working on that right now. There are a lot of things in movement there so it would be inappropriate for me to comment, but I would say we are working towards a hopeful solution."
10News asked him, "But can you confirm it was extended past the July (deadline)?"
Selig replied, "I'd rather not get into any detail right now but I want to repeat, we are working towards a solution."
When asked if there was no grievance yet filed by Aiken, Selig answered, "Not yet. No and hopefully there won't be."
10News was told if so, that grievance must be filed by Sept. 1.
It is still unclear if Aiken will go to junior college so that he can re-enter the draft in 2015 or become a free agent. 10News reached out to the Aiken family and just like we have been told in previous requests, they are not yet ready to talk about this situation.