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Michigan's Shea Patterson signs deal Texas Rangers

Michigan's Shea Patterson signs deal Texas Rangers
Published On: Wed, Jul 04
Nov 8, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) gets past Texas Aggies defensive back Donovan Wilson (18) during the first half at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Shea Patterson may be interested in baseball after his football career at Michigan is over.A 

Patterson, a junior quarterback for the Wolverines, was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft last month despite not playing organized baseball since his junior year of high school.A 

His focus is still on playing football in Ann Arbor.A 

Though he's keeping baseball on the table. The Dallas Morning News first reported Tuesday that the Rangers have signed Patterson to a "2019 contractA to play after he completes his football eligibility at Michigan."A 

The deal, per a source with direct knowledge of the situation, is a six-year agreement that will allow Patterson to work with the Rangers' instructional staff when he has off time from football at Michigan.

He won't play in any baseball games during his football career, and the agreement has no impact on his status or eligibility at Michigan. Beginning this season, Patterson will have two more years of football eligibility remaining.

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