Green named to second straight Futures Game
Shortstop will appear for US on All-Star Sunday at Chase Field
NEW YORK -- A's shortstop Grant Green received his second consecutive selection to the XM All-Star Futures Game on Thursday as part of the U.S. team.
The event, which features several of the game's premier Minor Leaguers, is scheduled for July 10 at Arizona's Chase Field.
Green, Oakland's 2009 first-round Draft pick, entered Thursday batting .293 with four home runs, 16 doubles and 35 RBIs in 63 games with Double-A Midland. A shortstop out of the University of Southern California, the 23-year-old Green is still developing his defensive skills, evidenced by the 18 errors attached to his name this season.
The 13th annual Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday on Taco Bell All-Star Sunday, July 10, at 3 p.m. PT. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on XM 175. MLB.com will provide complete coverage before, during and after the game, and you can keep up to date by following @MLBFutures on Twitter. Fans can join the Futures Game conversation by tagging tweets with #mlbfutures.
Major League Baseball, along with with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America, USA Baseball and the 30 Major League Baseball clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club. Each organization is represented, and the World Team features players from 12 countries and territories. Players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.