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Ege signs with Rangers

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Ege signs his contract with Texas on Friday. Ege signs his contract with Texas on Friday.

While battling with the Lousiville Cardinals in the Super Regional Finals of the College World Series, Cherokee, Iowa native Cody Ege was drafted in the 15th round of the MLB draft by Texas.

Friday, the junior announcing he'll forgo his senior year, signing with the Rangers.

Texas selected Ege with the 460th overall pick.

It's a standard Major League Baseball first year player contract.

Ege made 38 relief appearances this season for the Cardinals, posting a 4-1 record.

In his 34.2 innings of work, the lefty only gave up 13 hits and four earned runs, boasting a 1.04 ERA.

He's ready for the next step in his career.

"I mean it's a dream come true really, ever since growing up it was two things. To play in Omaha and then to sign a professional contract and we knocked both of those out within a month, so it's unreal," Ege said.

Ege says he hopes to complete his degree soon and that the decision not to return for his senior season with the Cardinals after a trip to the College World Series was a tough one.

"Lousiville is a great place. This is probably one of the best bad problems I've ever had in my life.  Weighing the options, that was one of the biggest things was coming home and kind of just waiting it out and thinking with my family by my side.  My heart just kept coming back to signing and living the dream that I've wanted since I was very young."

Ege will report to the team's single A affiliate in Spokane, Washington.

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