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Herrera, Polanco named to Futures Game Roster

The rosters for the 2013 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game were announced Wednesday afternoon and two players from the Pittsburgh minor league system made the cut.

Dilson Herrera is one of two Pirates prospects named to the World roster for the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

Dilson Herrera is one of two Pirates prospects named to the World roster for the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)

West Virginia infielder Dilson Herrera and Altoona outfielder Gregory Polanco will each take part in the game, played this season on July 10 at Citi Field in New York as part of the All-Star Game festivities, as members of the World team.

Polanco, a native of the Dominican Republic, is batting .312 with seven home runs, 36 RBIs and an .841 OPS in 65 combined games between Bradenton and Altoona. Herrera, who is from Colombia,  has spent the entire season at West Virginia playing mostly second base. He has seven home runs and 35 RBIs to go with a .281 batting average and .785 OPS in 61 games with the Power.

The rest of the rosters for the Futures Game can be found here.

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Tom Bragg

Tom Bragg is a beat writer and analyst for PiratesProspects.com. He is the former sports editor of the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and has worked at the Charleston Gazette, Charleston Daily Mail and the (Ashland, Ky.) Independent. His freelance work has appeared in newspapers all over West Virginia and he has written for The Associated Press with stories posted to several major media outlets (ESPN.com, SportsIllustrated.com, FoxSports.com). Tom graduated from Marshall University in May 2010 with a degree in Print Journalism. Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomBraggSports

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  • BostonsCommon

    Why did Taillon get the snub here?

    • John Dreker

      They pick two players from each major league team, so it really isn’t the best players/prospects automatically go

      • BostonsCommon

        I didn’t realize that. I’m fine with those two representing the Bucs though. Taillon gets enough press, so this will be a good chance to let a couple of other players step into the spotlight on a national stage.

  • PirateTom

    We shall see if Polanco ends up playing… 4 games now and counting out of the Altoona lineup with no news reported as to why… Surprised there hasn’t been an article on it yet.

    • John Dreker

      Polanco is listed as day-to-day due to a sore shoulder.

      • PirateTom

        Thank you! Well hopefully he’s back soon!

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