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McGriff to represent Blue Jays at '13 Draft

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TORONTO -- The Blue Jays will be represented at the coming First-Year Player Draft by former first baseman Fred McGriff.

McGriff spent parts of five seasons in Toronto from 1986-90, during which time he hit .278 with 125 homers and 305 RBIs. He finished his 19-year career with 2,490 hits after stops in San Diego, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles (Dodgers) and Chicago (Cubs).

Now 49, McGriff rejoined the Blue Jays organization earlier this year as a special assistant to president Paul Beeston. He will announce Toronto's selections at the Draft while being joined by Vice President of Communications Jay Stenhouse.

The Blue Jays have the 10th overall pick in the June Draft. It is the club's highest selection since left-hander Ricky Romero was taken with the sixth overall pick in 2005. Last year, Toronto had two picks in the first round that were used on high school outfielder D.J. Davis and Duke University right-hander Marcus Stroman.

The 2013 First-Year Player Draft will take place June 6-8, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m. ET. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 7 p.m., with the top 73 picks being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. Rounds 3-10 will be streamed live on MLB.com on June 7, beginning with a preview show at 12:30 p.m., and Rounds 11-40 will be streamed live on MLB.com on June 8, starting at 1 p.m.

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. You can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft on Twitter. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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