The annual First-Year Player Draft takes place this year from June 4-6, beginning with the first round and Comp Round A on Monday, June 4, at 6 p.m. CT. The first night of the event will be broadcast live on MLB Network and streamed live on MLB.com. Rounds 2-40 will also be streamed live on MLB.com on June 5-6.
MLB.com's coverage, sponsored by CenturyLink, will include Draft Central, the Top 100 Draft Prospects list, Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of every Draft-eligible player, and Draft Caster. You can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft on Twitter. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.
Rodriguez retired last month after 21 seasons in the Major Leagues after being selected for 14 All-Star Games and winning 13 Gold Gloves. He was with the Rangers from 1991-2002 and again at the end of the 2009 season. He is expected to have a to-be-determined role in the front office.Sundberg is an executive vice president for the Rangers and a former six-time Gold Glove catcher. He played for the Rangers from 1974-83 and again in 1988-89 before retiring. He was an original member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame. Commissioner Bud Selig will announce the first-round selections while the club represenatives will announce the Compensation Round picks.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less