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Former Wildcat turns Texas Ranger

Matthews picked in first round of Major League draft

POSTED: June 8, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Richmond Hill High School ace Kevin Matthews was picked Monday in the first round by the Texas Rangers during the Major League draft. He was the 33rd player taken overall. (File)

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Just about everybody expected Richmond Hill High School senior Kevin Matthews to be selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, the only question was when.

The Texas Rangers answered that question in short order Monday night, making the left-handed pitcher and University of Virginia-signee their No. 1 draft pick and the 33rd player taken in the 2011 draft.

Calls to Matthews’ home and cell phone went unreturned Tuesday, but late Monday night he told he is ready to sign with the Rangers.

“I want to get started as soon as I can, get used to the guys and the program,” Matthews told “The sooner I get started, the better.”

Read more in the June 8 edition of the News.

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