A's Simmons selected for Rising Stars Game

November 1, 2012, 12:58 am
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The Arizona Fall League announced the rosters for the annual Rising Stars Game. Oakland Athletics prospect James Simmons made the West Division Team. Simmons, 26, was a first round pick in 2007 and has compiled a 1.23 ERA in eight games for the Phoenix Desert Dogs. He's allowed one earned run in seven and one-third innings pitched. Simmons appeared in 30 games for Double-A Midland, and nine games for Triple-A Sacramento in 2012. He had a 2.98 ERA, 50 strikeouts and 22 walks last season with the RockHounds and River Cats. A's infield prospect Grant Green and catching prospect Max Stassi are playing for the Phoenix Desert Dogs as well, but they won't be playing in the Rising Stars Game. The game takes place Saturday Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in Arizona at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the Spring Training home of the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks.

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