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Tripp Norton to represent O's at Draft

Tripp Norton to represent O's at Draft

PITTSBURGH -- Director of baseball administration Tripp Norton will represent the Orioles again at the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, which starts on June 5.

Norton, who negotiates Major League player contracts and oversees baseball-operations budgeting, also was one of the team's reps last year along with Al Bumbry. Norton previously served 12 years as the club's assistant director of player development.

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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 6 p.m. ET. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 7 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 12:30 p.m. ET 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.

The Orioles, who forfeited their first- and second-round picks with free-agent signings along with a competitive-balance pick (in the trade for Bud Norris), will make their first selection at No. 90.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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