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Rangers | Fail to sign first-rounder

Rangers.MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports the Texas Rangers failed to sign first-round pick P Matt Purke. The Rangers made an offer of a $4 million signing bonus in the final minutes before the deadline, but Purke was looking for at least $6 million. The Rangers will receive the 15th pick in next year's draft as compensation. Purke will spend at least the next two years pitching for Texas Christian University.

2009-08-18 06:14:32 | Source:

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