Zimmer to represent Rays at Draft
Senior baseball advisor also handled the job last year
ST. PETERSBURG -- Don Zimmer will serve as the Rays' representative at this year's First-Year Player Draft, where the Rays will have the 30th selection of the Draft.
Zimmer, who is a senior baseball advisor for the Rays, was a representative at last year's Draft along with Brian Anderson, who is a coach and TV analyst for the Rays.
MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 9-11. The MLB Network will broadcast the first round at 6 p.m. ET on June 9 from its Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., and those 32 selections also will be simulcast live on MLB.com.
Beginning with the 33rd pick, up-to-the-minute on-air coverage from the remaining rounds will shift exclusively to MLB.com/Live, where host Vinny Micucci will be joined by MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo and Major League Scouting Bureau director Frank Marcos.
Once the first night is done, the Draft will continue with rounds 4-30, via conference call from MLB Headquarters in New York, at noon on Wednesday, June 10. Rounds 31-50 will be on Thursday, June 11, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.