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Larkin to rep Reds at 2010 Draft

Larkin to rep Reds at 2010 Draft

CINCINNATI -- Reds great Barry Larkin will represent his former club when it makes the 12th overall pick at the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

Larkin will be joined by Reds senior special assistant to the general manager Gene Bennett to formally announce the selection.

MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 7-9 on MLB.com/Live. The first round and Compensation Round A will be broadcast live from MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., on MLB.com and MLB Network on Monday, June 7, beginning with the Draft preview show at 6 p.m. ET.

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MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo will join Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, John Hart, Peter Gammons and Baseball America executive editor Jim Callis on Monday's broadcast.

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Coverage for Rounds 2-50 will shift exclusively to MLB.com/Live, where Rounds 2-30 will be streamed on Tuesday, beginning at noon, and Rounds 31-50 will be streamed on Wednesday, starting at noon. Host Pete McCarthy will be joined by Mayo and former general manager Jim Duquette.

Larkin, who current works as an analyst for MLB Network, spent his entire playing career with the Reds from 1986-2004. He had a lifetime average of .295 with 198 home runs, 960 RBIs, 2,340 hits, a .371 on-base percentage and 379 stolen bases. The former captain was a 12-time All-Star, a three-time Gold Glove winner, a member of the 1990 World Series championship team and the 1995 National League Most Valuable Player.

The participation of Larkin in the Draft is another sign of his bonds strengthening with the Reds. In the past year, he's attended the club's fan fest and was a guest instructor at Spring Training.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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