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Rangers draftee focused on recovery

33rd-round pick Johnathan Taylor, who is partially paralyzed, keeps a positive outlook

Updated: June 18, 2011, 6:59 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ATLANTA -- Johnathan Taylor won't let himself think for a minute that he can't get completely healthy, rise out of his wheelchair and eventually play baseball again.

His mother won't let him.

Tandra Taylor knows all about difficult accidents. A few years ago, she fell asleep at the wheel and slammed into a tree, totaling her car, breaking her right femur and damaging her knee in the process.

"They told me I couldn't walk, but I knew what I could do," said Tandra, who has a titanium ...

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