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Texas Rangers select Delino DeShields Jr., lose Odubel Herrera in the Rule 5 draft

Delino DeShields, Jr., has been selected by the Rangers in the Rule 5 draft. Odubel Herrera was selected from the Rangers in the Rule 5 draft.

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The Texas Rangers have selected Delino DeShields, Jr., in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft.  Odubel Herrera was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Rangers organization.

DeShields and Herrera must each stay on their respective team's 40 man roster (or any subsequent team that trades for or claims on waivers those players), or else be offered back to their original clubs for $25,000.

DeShields is a 22 year old righthanded hitting outfielder who is the son of former major league Delino DeShields, and who was selected 8th overall in the 2010 draft by the Houston Astros.  The Astros opted not to protect him this offseason.  DeShields put up a 706 OPS in AA last season.

Herrera, who turns 23 this month, is a second baseman with a quality bat.  He was viewed as the most likely Ranger player to get drafted in the Rule 5 draft, although his lack of defensive versatility will make it harder for a team to stash him as a bench player.

The Rangers' 40 man roster is now at 39.