Sundberg, Pudge to represent Rangers at Draft

Sundberg, Pudge to represent Rangers at Draft

ARLINGTON -- Former All-Star catchers Jim Sundberg and Ivan Rodriguez, who won 19 Gold Glove Awards between them, will again represent the Rangers at the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

The first round of the Draft will be held on June 5 with Rodriguez and Sundberg representing the Rangers at MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Rangers have the 30th overall pick as compensation for the Orioles signing outfielder Nelson Cruz. They lost the 29th overall pick to the Reds for signing outfielder Shin-Soo Choo.

Sundberg is in his seventh year as a Senior Executive Vice-President for the Rangers and has become a regular in Secaucus for the Draft. He was joined last year by Rodriguez, who serves as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels.

The 2014 Draft will take place on June 5-7, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Thursday, June 5, at 5 p.m. CT. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 6 p.m., with the top 74 picks being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. MLB.com's exclusive coverage of the second and third days will begin with a live Draft show at 11:30 a.m. CT on June 6.

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. Every selection will be tweeted live from @MLBDraftTracker, and you can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.

Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com 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.