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Lasorda, Hough to rep Dodgers at Draft


MILWAUKEE -- Hall of Famer Tom Lasorda and current senior advisor Charlie Hough will represent the Dodgers at MLB's 2013 Draft next month.

It will be a comeback of sorts for the 85-year-old Lasorda, who was a late scratch last year when he suffered a mild heart attack at a pre-Draft function and was ordered by Commissioner Bud Selig to go to the hospital. He had a stent inserted into a clogged artery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

"The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue," Lasorda joked afterward.

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 6 p.m. ET. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 7 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 12:30 p.m., and Rounds 11-40 will be streamed live on MLB.com on June 8, starting at 1 p.m.

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.

Lasorda, special advisor to chairman Mark Walter, has represented the Dodgers at the Draft every year but one since 2002. He will be accompanied by Hough, one of Lasorda's all-time favorite players and former All-Star knuckleballer who now serves the club as senior advisor for player development.

The Dodgers will draft 18th in the first round for the second consecutive year.

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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