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Reininger joins Tigers' pitching-rich Draft

Reininger joins Tigers' pitching-rich Draft

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Reininger joins Tigers' pitching-rich Draft

DETROIT -- Zach Reininger will have a few options to ponder over for the next month. The Tigers selected the 6-foot-3, 170-pound right-handed pitcher in the eighth round (246th overall) in the First-Year Player Draft Friday. He's also a part of Texas Tech's recruiting class for the Fall 2013 semester.

Reininger played two seasons at Hill Junior College in Hillsboro, Texas, after playing at Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas. His fastball sits in the upper 80s. He struck out 85 batters compared to eight walks in 106 1/3 innings this spring. He finished with a 10-5 mark and a 1.95 ERA in 16 appearances and 13 starts.

The 20-year-old only walked four batters in 47 innings pitched during the 2012 season.

Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @Nightengalejr. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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