ST. PETERSBURG -- Ray Fosse, a two-time All-Star catcher and current A's broadcaster, has been selected to represent the A's when they make the 25th overall pick at the First-Year Player Draft next month.
The 12-year Major League veteran, who is celebrating his 25th season in the television booth as the A's game analyst, was traded to Oakland from Cleveland in 1973 and played for the '73 and '74 A's championship teams.
Fosse will have the privilege of sitting at the A's Draft table and phoning in each of the organization's picks. The former catcher will be among several baseball luminaries present in Secaucus, N.J., as each team has tabbed at least one person significant to its organization to sit at its Draft table.
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.
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