ST. PETERSBURG -- Thanks to a new provision in the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Indians will receive an extra selection in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
On Wednesday, Major League Baseball held its first Competitive Balance Lottery, giving teams in the 10 smallest markets and the 10 teams with the lowest revenues a chance to earn additional Draft picks.
Cleveland drew the second selection in Round B, which will follow the second round of the First-Year Player Draft. The pick will likely fall between pick Nos. 70-75.
Besides the Indians, the D-backs, Orioles, Reds, Rockies, Royals, Marlins, Brewers, A's, Pirates, Cardinals, Padres and Rays represented the 13 eligible clubs for the lottery. The Tigers were added to the pool of teams eligible for Round Two.
A club's odds of winning the lottery were based on its winning percentage in the previous year. Kansas City earned the top pick in Round A, which will follow the first round. Teams who net one of additional selections also have the ability to trade the picks.