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Pomeranz, Kipnis selected for Futures Game

Pomeranz, Kipnis selected for Futures Game

Pomeranz, Kipnis selected for Futures Game
CLEVELAND -- A pair of highly touted Indians prospects will represent the organization in the annual XM All-Star Futures Game.

Drew Pomeranz, the club's first-round Draft pick in 2010, was selected as one of 10 pitchers for the U.S. team. Infielder Jason Kipnis will join him.

Pomeranz (2-2, 1.93 ERA), the No. 4-rated prospect in the Indians' organization, is currently pitching at Class A Kinston. The southpaw starter has 77 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings.

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Kipnis, the club's No. 3-rated prospect, is batting .291 for Triple-A Columbus. He was the Indians' second-round selection in 2009.

The XM All-Star Futures Game features many of the top Minor League prospects in baseball. Indians who have participated in recent years include Fausto Carmona, Grady Sizemore and Shin-Soo Choo.

The game will begin at 6 p.m. ET and can be viewed live on ESPN2, ESPN2 HD and MLB.TV. XM will provide satellite radio play-by-play coverage of the XM All-Star Futures Game on MLB Network Radio XM 89 in addition to its other comprehensive live coverage from Arizona. 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. Taco Bell All-Star Sunday is the first of three days of All-Star events at Chase Field, culminating with the 82nd All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 12.

Major League Baseball, along 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.

Zack Meisel is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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