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McBride is focusing on command

Right-hander Nick McBride, the Rangers' fifth-round pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, is one of many talented pitchers the club went above slot to sign this summer. Lone Star Dugout chats with the 18-year-old about his experience at instructs.

The Texas Rangers may not have signed top pick Matt Purke this summer, but they went over MLB's slot signing bonus recommendation to ink more than a handful of talented players. One of those prospects is fifth-round pick Nick McBride, who commanded a $325,000 bonus–nearly twice the recommended number for his slot. The Rangers like McBride because of his projectable 6-foot-4, 180-pound frame and...

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