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June 3,2014(ISN) – Seattle – WHAT: First and Second Rounds, Major League Baseball 2014 First-Year Player Draft

WHEN: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 4:00 p.m. PT

The Seattle Mariners will make two selections during Day One of the Major League Baseball 2014 First-Year Player Draft, including the sixth overall pick. The draft begins at 4:00 p.m. (PT) on Thursday. Former Mariners catcher Scott Bradley (currently the Head Coach at Princeton University) and Northeast Area Scout Mike Moriarty will represent Seattle from MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The first day of the 2014 Draft will consist of the first 74 selections, including the First Round (34 picks), Competitive Balance Round A (7 picks), the Second Round (27 picks) and Competitive Balance Round B (6 picks).

Seattle will make two picks on the first day: #6 and #74.

The 2014 Draft will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Thursday, June 5th at 4:00 p.m. (PT). Coverage of the Draft will begin at 3:00 p.m.

The selection order of the First-Year Player Draft was determined by the reverse order of finish at the close of the previous championship season. For the second year, the Draft will feature Competitive Balance rounds, which were agreed upon as a part of the 2012-2016 Basic Agreement between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The Competitive Balance rounds give Clubs with the lowest revenues and in the smallest markets the opportunity to obtain additional draft picks through a lottery, which was held last July at MLB Network.

The Draft will have 40 rounds, and a Club may pass on its selection in any round and not forfeit its right to participate in other rounds. Like each of the previous five years, the 2014 Draft will span three days. For Day One on June 5th, MLB Network and MLB.com will provide live pick-by-pick coverage during the First Round,

Competitive Balance Round A, the Second Round and Competitive Balance Round B. The intervals between selections will last four and a half minutes during the first round, one minute during Competitive Balance Round A, the Second Round and Competitive Balance Round B. The Draft will resume at 10:00 a.m. (PT) on both Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th via conference call from MLB headquarters in New York City. Friday, June 6th will cover rounds three through 10, and Saturday, June 7th will cover rounds 11 through 40. Rounds three through 10 will have one minute between selections, and the remainder of the selections will be made without delays. Continuing coverage at the start of day two, MLB.com will deliver exclusive live programming of the Draft’s final two days, including a live pick-by-pick stream, draft and scouting expert commentary and DraftCaster.

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