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Cubs select Kaepernick in MLB draft

The MLB First-Year Player Draft came to a close Thursday morning with a low

number of Northern Nevada players taken, as expected.

The surprise of the final day came with the 1,310th pick of the draft when

the Chicago Cubs took Nevada standout junior quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a

6-6 right-hander who hasn’t pitched, or played baseball, since high school.

The only other Northern Nevada players to go on the final day were Wolf Pack

outfielder Westley Moss (Indians, 1025th pick) and Western Nevada second

baseman Jerome Pena (Mets, 1,214th pick).

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