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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Pudge, Sundberg to represent Rangers at Draft

By Master Tesfatsion

SEATTLE -- Ivan Rodriguez and Jim Sundberg will represent the Rangers in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft on June 4.

They'll be in the MLB Network studios during the draft and will announce the club's 39th and 52nd picks in Compensation Round A. Those picks were assigned with the signings of C.J. Wilson to the Los Angeles Angels and Darren Oliver to the Toronto Blue Jays. Commissioner Bud Selig will announce the selections for the first round, during which the Rangers hold the 29th pick.

All 30 clubs will have at least one representative on hand for Day 1 of the draft.

Rodriguez recently retired as a Ranger, where he spent the first 12 of his illustrious 21-year career behind the plate. He's a 14-time All-Star and 13-time Gold Glove award winner.

Sundberg, a six-time Gold Glove winner at catcher, is a Rangers senior executive vice president and a member of the inaugural class of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame. He was named to three All-Star games during his 16-year career.