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Varitek to represent Red Sox at this year's Draft

Varitek to represent Red Sox at this year's Draft

CHICAGO -- The Red Sox will have former captain Jason Varitek as one of their representatives at this year's First-Year Player Draft, which starts June 6 in Secaucus, N.J.

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 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.

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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.

Varitek, who retired prior to the 2012 season, was Boston's captain from 2005-11. He was a key member on two World Series championships and helped guide the Red Sox to the postseason eight times in his 15 seasons with the club.

Area scout Danny Watkins, who monitors amateur players in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, will be Boston's other representative.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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