Rangers draft scion of Shoeless Joe

Rangers draft scion of Shoeless Joe

The Rangers selected catcher Joe Jackson from The Citadel with the 160th overall selection in the fifth round.

Jackson, whose great-great-great uncle is former Chicago White Sox outfielder "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, is listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds. The junior hit .279 in 58 games this season with a home run and 26 RBIs.

Jackson made the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team in 2011. He was drafted by the Royals in the 50th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.