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Rangers sign 2nd-rounder Cody Buckel

7/27/2010

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers announced they have signed RHP Cody Buckel, the club's second round pick (72nd overall). He signed for a $590,000 bonus.

He's from Royal High School in Simi Valley, Calif., and has a fastball clocked as high as 92 mph. The Rangers liked his curve ball and slider as well. Buckel, who is 6-feet tall, threw a no-hitter in March with 10 strikeouts and one walk.

He also made news because he's in theater -- starring in his own real life High School Musical. We blogged about that on ESPNDallas.com back in June.

The Rangers have now signed 31 of their 53 picks.