Five baseball players with local ties have been selected today in the Major League draft.
Columbus State third baseman Rodney Rutherford was taken by the Oakland A's in the 20th round with the 604th overall pick.
Auburn closer Bryan Woodall was selected in the 21st round by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 648th pick.
The Philadelphia Phillies took Columbus State pitcher Korey Noles in the 24th round with pick No. 736.
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The New York Yankees took Georgia Tech pitcher Brad Rulon (Columbus High) in the 34th round with the 1,040th pick.
CSU pitcher James Thompson was drafted in the 38th round by Kansas City with pick 1,135.
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