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Paralyzed Player to Attend Rangers-Braves Game



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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 16: Rangers Captain the mascot of the Texas Rangers performs against the New York Yankees in Game Two of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 16, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Brad Newton-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rangers Captain

    Georgia teammates Johnathan Taylor and Zach Cone will be together as members of the Texas Rangers' organization on Saturday when the Rangers play the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

    Taylor was left paralyzed from the chest down after he broke his neck in March in a collision with Cone during a game.

    Taylor, undergoing outpatient treatment at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, may never play again. The Rangers still selected him in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball draft last week in what Georgia coach David Perno says was "truly a classy move."

    Cone was taken by the Rangers with the 37th overall selection.

    The Rangers' first pick in the draft was another player from the state of Georgia, left-hander Kevin Matthews from Richmond Hill High School.