Base­ball’s ama­teur draft mov­ing to Omaha

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

SAN DIEGO (AP) >> Ma­jor League Base­ball plans to hold its ama­teur draft in Omaha, Ne­braska, ahead of the Col­lege World Se­ries, a per­son fa­mil­iar with the de­ci­sion told The As­so­ci­ated Press.

The per­son spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity Mon­day be­cause MLB did not plan to make the an­nounce­ment un­til later this week.

The draft will be held from June 10-12, and the Col­lege World Se­ries is slated to start June 13. The de­ci­sion was first re­ported by the web­site d1base­ball.com.

Base­ball’s draft was long held by con­fer­ence call at the com­mis­sioner’s of­fice in New York and draws far less at­ten­tion than the NFL and NBA drafts. The base­ball draft was moved to Lake Buena Vista, Florida, for 2007 and 2008. Since 2009 the first round has been held at MLB Net­work stu­dios in Se­cau­cus, New Jersey.

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