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Rangers wrap up Draft signings with 22nd pick Martin

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TORONTO -- The Rangers wrapped up their 2014 First-Year Player Draft by signing their 22nd-round pick, third baseman Tripp Martin from Samford University, prior to Friday's deadline.

Martin's signing bumped the number of players Texas agreed to terms with to 28 out of 40 selections. The Rangers signed their first 12 picks and 15 of their first 16.

Texas selected right-hander Luis Ortiz and shortstop Ti'Quan Forbes with its first two picks and ended the Draft by taking lefty Nick Dignacco in the 40th round.

Ortiz, a 6-foot-3, 220-pounder, went 5-3 with a 1.04 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings at Sanger High School in California. The Rangers reached a $1.75 million signing bonus agreement with the high schooler. The pick value at No. 30 was $1,760,500.

Forbes, meanwhile, batted .427 with three home runs and 32 RBIs as a senior for Columbia High School in Columbia, Mississppi. He signed an overslot deal for $1.2 million (the assigned value of the No. 59 pick was $957,900).

Right-hander Gabe Gonzalez, selected in the 13th round, was the highest pick that the Rangers didn't come to terms with.

Chris Toman is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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