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Texas takes pitcher Smith in 14th round

Texas takes pitcher Smith in 14th round

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Texas takes pitcher Smith in 14th round

The Rangers picked right-handed pitcher Jarred Smith from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota with the 430th overall selection in the 14th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.

Smith is listed at 6 foot, 190 pounds. He went 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA in 17 appearances. He allowed four runs on 11 hits in 21 innings pitched. He had 23 strikeouts, averaging 9.86 a game, with seven walks and a save.

Smith mainly played shortstop, hitting .315 (69-for-219) in 56 games with three home runs, 37 RBIs and 18 stolen bases.

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

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