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Miami drafts second baseman Olivencia at No. 232

Miami drafts second baseman Olivencia at No. 232

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The Marlins made second baseman Iramis Olivencia the 232nd overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Friday.

Olivencia, out of Oklahoma State, will strive to match the success of left-hander Cliff Lee -- the Marlins' eighth-round pick in 1997.

The product of Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, Fla., was the third middle infielder drafted by the Marlins on Day 2. Shortstops Ben DeLuzio and Justin Bohn were taken 80th and 202nd overall, respectively.

Miami has both talent and youth at second base in Donovan Solano and Derek Dietrich, depth that should give Olivencia plenty of time to develop in the Minors.

Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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