ST. LOUIS -- Mike Matheny's new job with the Cardinals will feature one additional task. Matheny, who returned to the organization this year as a special assistant, player development, will represent the Cardinals at the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
Matheny was a four-time Gold Glove winner during his Major League career, including three times as a member of the Cardinals. He played for St. Louis from 2000-04, the starting catcher on four playoff teams including the '04 National League champions.
He now has something of a jack-of-all-trades job, roving through the Minor League system, advising the front office and spending some time around the big league club as well. He has long been viewed as an excellent candidate for a coaching job, but until his children are grown, he's unlikely to take that sort of job.
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 from MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday, June 7, beginning with the Draft preview show at 5 p.m. CT.
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 11 a.m., and Rounds 31-50 will be streamed on Wednesday, starting at 11 a.m. Host Pete McCarthy will be joined by Mayo and former general manager Jim Duquette.
The Cardinals select 25th in the first round, and they also have two supplemental first-round picks: Nos. 46 and 50 overall. They gained the two additional selections after free agents Mark DeRosa and Joel Pineiro signed with other clubs.
Matthew Leach is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.