Jenkins signs with Rangers

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West Columbus grad E.J. Jenkins signs with the Texas Rangers on June 15, 2015. (Source: Twitter.com/Ejenkins44)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — E.J. Jenkins will be a Ranger and not a Seahawk.

The West Columbus High School baseball star and UNCW signee decided to pass on college and go to the pros. He signed a contract with Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers yesterday worth $2 million.

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The Rangers picked Jenkins in the second round of last week’s MLB draft. He was the 45th player selected overall and top pick from the state of North Carolina.