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Lasorda to represent Dodgers at Draft

Lasorda to represent Dodgers at Draft

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LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Fame former manager Tom Lasorda and senior advisor for the Dominican Republic Ralph Avila will represent the Dodgers at Major League Baseball's 2010 First-Year Player Draft, which will begin live on MLB Network at 4 p.m. PT/7 ET on June 7 from MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J.

Draft Central

MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 7-9 on MLB.com/Live. The first round and Compensation Round A will be broadcast live on MLB.com and MLB Network on June 7, beginning with the Draft preview show at 3 p.m. PT/6 ET.

MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo will join Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, John Hart, Peter Gammons and Baseball America executive editor Jim Callis on Monday's broadcast.

Coverage for Rounds 2-50 will shift exclusively to MLB.com/Live, where Rounds 2-30 will be streamed on Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET, and Rounds 31-50 will be streamed on Wednesday, starting at the same time. Host Pete McCarthy will be joined by Mayo and former general manager Jim Duquette.

Lasorda, special advisor to Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, has announced the Dodgers' first selection in the Draft every year but one since 2002. He will be accompanied by Avila, a key member of the Dodgers scouting and player development departments for four decades.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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