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Front office members to represent Tribe at Draft


CLEVELAND -- A couple of front-office members will represent the Indians during the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Tim Belcher and Johnny Goryl were selected to represent Cleveland when the Draft begins on June 6 in MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J. Belcher is a special assistant in the club's baseball operations department, and Goryl is the adviser of player development for the Tribe.

Both are longtime members of the organization. Belcher is in his 12th year with the club and his 10th as a special assistant. Goryl is also in his 10th year in his adviser role.

During the Winter Meetings, Goryl was presented with the Mike Coolbaugh Award, which honors individuals who have shown an outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game and skill in mentoring young players on the field.

Belcher was the Indians' pitching coach from 2010-11. The staff's ERA dropped in consecutive years with him in charge, and the Tribe's bullpen was one of the most effective in baseball.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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