• Firstbaseman Kevin Witt was elected by the fans to start the AAA All-Star game. Witt is hitting .294 and leads the IL with 19 home runs and is second with 53 RBI. Shortstop B. J. Upton and catcher Shawn Riggans were named as reserves. Upton is hitting .258-5-31 with an IL leading 30 stolen bases. Riggans is hitting .305-8-36. [Durham Bulls]
  • Five players from the Montgomery Biscuits were named to the AA Southern League All-Star game. The participants include catcher Ryan Christianson, third baseman Wes Bankston, second baseman Elliot Johnson, and starting pitcher Jim Magrane. Relief pitcher Juan Salas was also named to the team, but will not participate due to his recent promotion to the Devil Rays, er…we mean the Durham Bulls. Christianson is hitting .217, but is second in the SL with 13 home runs. Johnson is hitting .288-10-31 with 13 stolen bases. Bankston spent a portion of the first half on the disabled list and is hitting .288-3-17 in 35 games. Magrane is 9-6 with a 3.26 ERA and leads the SL in wins.
  • The single-A California League has already conducted their all-star game, losing to the Carolina League all-stars 6-3. Shortstop Reid Brignac, left fielder Patrick Breen, and DH John Jaso were named to the team. The Cajun God of Baseball, Brignac was named top player for the CL team after going 2-4 with an RBI. Breen (0-4) and Jaso (1-3) were also starters.
  • The low-A Midwest League had their all-star game on Tuesday June 20, with five players from the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays. Starting pitchers Wade Davis, Jacob McGee, Mike Wlodarczyk, closer Greg Dupas and first baseman Rhyne Hughes were named to the east squad. The East beat the West 7-1. McGee pitched the second inning and picked up the victory. Davis pitched one out, and Dupas pitched a perfect 9th with 2 strikeouts. Hughes was used as a pinch hitter and got a single. Wlodarczyk did not play.


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