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.

The 2014 Draft will take place on June 5-7, beginning with the Draft preview show on 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 and broadcast on MLB Network.'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.'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.

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