Report: Dodgers sign their 33rd-round draft pick, college shortstop Zach McKinstry.

Zach McKinstry, the Central Michigan University shorstop whom the Dodgers selected in the 33rd round of last month’s draft, has signed his first professional contract according to

Reports Glenn Marini:

By signing McKinstry forgoes his final two years of eligibility at CMU. A draft-eligible sophomore, McKinstry hit a team-best .325 this past season playing stellar defense for the Chippewas.

He spent this summer playing baseball with the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod League. Zach reports to the Dodgers’ facility in Glendale, Arizona on Monday for evaluation.

The signing, which hasn’t been announced by the Dodgers yet, would put 33 of the club’s 42 draft picks under contract.

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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.