Lasorda, Hough to represent Dodgers at Draft
Club has 22nd selection this year; top 74 picks to be streamed on MLB.com
NEW YORK -- Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda and current senior adviser Charlie Hough will represent the Dodgers for the second consecutive year at the 2014 First-Year Player Draft next month.
Last year was a comeback for the 86-year-old Lasorda, who was a late scratch at the 2012 Draft 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 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 3 p.m. PT. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 4 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 9:30 a.m. PT 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.
Lasorda, special adviser 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 in player development.
The Dodgers will draft 22nd in the first round.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.