Nagy named Indians' Draft representative

Nagy named Indians' Draft representative

CLEVELAND -- Three-time American League All-Star selection Charles Nagy, who spent 13 of his 14 Major-League seasons as a starting pitcher for the Tribe, has been announced as the club's representative for the 2014 First-Year Player Draft next month.

After spending three seasons as the pitching coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he worked closely with current Tribe pitcher Trevor Bauer, Nagy returned to Cleveland in January when he was hired as a special assistant to baseball operations.

The right-handed Nagy is a former first-round pick of the Indians. Taken with the 17th overall selection in the 1988 Draft, he went on to win 129 games in Cleveland while owning a 4.51 ERA and throwing 1,235 strikeouts. He started Game 3 of both the '95 and '97 World Series for the Indians and finished fourth in voting for the AL Cy Young Award in '96 after posting a 17-5 record and a 3.41 ERA. He retired following the 2003 season.

The Indians have four selections inside the first 68 picks of this year's Draft, which ties for the League-high mark and includes two first-round picks at 21st and 31st overall. Cleveland took high-school outfielder Clint Frazier with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 Draft.

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

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. 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.

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