From the AJC:
Paralyzed UGA OF drafted in 33rd round by Texas Rangers
Georgia junior outfielder Johnathan Taylor has been selected by the Texas Rangers in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball draft Wednesday.
“This was truly a classy move and a great gesture on the part of the Texas Rangers organization,” said Georgia coach David Perno.
“J.T. is definitely a player worthy of getting drafted. He’s been a big part of our program, and we are all very excited for him. When I talked to him after he got the call, he was in the middle of his rehabilitation work, laughing and having a good time and was thrilled to be drafted.”
Currently, the 5-8, 181-pound Taylor, is an outpatient at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta after suffering a broken neck in a March 6th outfield collision this year with teammate Zach Cone. The accident happened while the Bulldogs were playing Florida State in Athens.
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We hear about a lot of screwed up people doing a lot of screwed up things every day in this world. It is refreshing to see a classy move like this from the Texas Rangers.
I think I’ll have to get a Rangers jersey with Taylor and a number 2 on it!