ARLINGTON -- Former catchers Jim Sundberg and Ivan Rodriguez, who won 19 Gold Gloves between them in their careers, will represent the Rangers at the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. They will be in attendance on June 6 at MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J.
Sundberg has been in the Rangers' front office since 2004 and is currently senior executive vice president. Rodriguez, after retiring last year, works for the Rangers as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels. This is the second straight year the two Gold Glove catchers will represent the Rangers at the Draft. Texas will have the 23rd and 30th overall picks.
The 2013 First-Year Player Draft will take place on June 6-8, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Thursday, June 6, at 5 p.m. CT. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 6 p.m., with the top 73 picks being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. Rounds 3-10 will be streamed live on MLB.com on June 7, beginning with a preview show at 11:30 a.m., and Rounds 11-40 will be streamed live on MLB.com on June 8, starting at noon.
MLB.com's coverage includes Draft Central, the Top 100 Draft Prospects list and Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of Draft-eligible players. You can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft on Twitter. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.
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.