Dodgers sign six 2014 draftees, including second- and third-round picks.

The Dodgers announced Wednesday that five players chosen in the amateur draft last week have signed contracts: Second-round pick Alex Verdugo, fifth-round pick Jared Walker (3B, McEachern HS, GA), ninth-rounder Matthew Campbell (RHP, Clemson), 32nd-rounder Scott De Jong (1B, Felician College, NJ) and 37th-rounder Karch Kowalczyk (RHP, Valparaiso, IN).

In addition, third-round draft pick John Richy announced that he had signed with the Dodgers via Twitter and Instagram.

Verdugo ($914,600), Richy ($534,400), Walker ($296,700) and De Jong all signed for the draft-slot value assigned by Major League Baseball, according to a source. Kowalczyk and Campbell ($144,300) signed for less than their assigned slot values, so the Dodgers saved a little money toward their draft spending allotment — reportedly just under $5 million.

The newly signed players began reporting to the Dodgers’ Camelback Ranch facility in Glendale, Arizona yesterday.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.