The Rangers have agreed to terms with 12 of their 41 selections in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
4th round SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa (Mid Pacific Institute, HI)
5th round C Joe Jackson (The Citadel)
6th round RHP Sam Wolff (University of New Mexico)
7th round RHP Nick Gardewine (Kaskaskia CC, IL)
8th round 2B Evan Van Hoosier (College of Southern Nevada)
9th round RHP Jose Samayoa (Lee University
12th round LHP Derek Thompson (John A. Logan College, IL)
16th round C Marcus Greene (New Mexico JC)
19th round RHP Ryan Ledbetter (Cedarville University)
26th round RHP Travis Dean (Kennesaw State)
32nd round RHP John Straka (North Dakota State)
34th round RHP Easton Napiontek (Lower Columbia College, WA)
The Rangers have placed pitcher Alexi Ogando on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Josh Lindblom will start on Monday against Cleveland.
The Rangers havealso placed pitcher Michael Kirkman on the disabledlist with a recurrence of skin cancer that he has had before. Kyle McClellan has been called up from Triple A to replace him in the bullpen.
The Rangers selected right-handed pitcher Ryan Ledbetter in the 19th round.
They took his brother, David, in the third round on Day 2 of the draft. Both attended Cedarville University in Ohio.
Ryan went 6-3 with a 3.05 ERA in 13 appearances (nine starts) his junior season. He allowed 24 runs (19 earned) on 54 hits in 56 innings pitched. He had 59 strikeouts, 28 walks and a .257 opposing batting average.
The Rangers selected University of Louisville left-handed pitcher Cody Ege in the 15th round.
The junior is listed at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. He went 4-1 with a 1.26 ERA in 34 appearances. He allowed four runs on nine hits in 28 2/3 innings pitched. He had 44 strikeouts, seven walks and a .102 opposing batting average.
The Rangers picked right-handed pitcher Jarred Smith from State Col of Florida Manatee-Sarasota with the 430th overall selection in the 14th round.
He’s listed at six feet, 190 pounds. He went 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA in 17 apperances. He allowed four runs on 11 hits in 21 innings pitched. He had 23 strikeouts, averaging 9.86 a game, with seven walks a save.
Smith mainly played shortstop, hitting .315 (69-for-219) in 56 games with three home runs, 37 RBIs and 18 stolen bases.
The Rangers took outfielder Taylor Olmstead with the 400th overall selection in the 13th round.
Olmstead attended Greenwich High in Connecticut. According to Maxpreps, Olmstead hit .338 in 24 games with a .402 on-base percentage.
Olmstead also played football in high school as a safety and a tight end. He’s committed to play baseball at UConn.
The Rangers took left-handed pitcher Derek Thompson with the 370th overall selection in the 12th round.
Thompson is the first left-handed pitcher selected by the Rangers in the draft. He’s listed at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds. He attended John A. Logan College in Illinois.
Thompson went 8-3 with a 2.37 ERA in 13 starts. Three of his four complete games were shutouts. He struck out 118, with 12.16 strikeouts per game, and allowed 30 walks.