A's Nuñez, Giants' Escobar to play in All-Star Futures Game

A's Nuñez, Giants' Escobar to play in All-Star Futures Game
June 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Renato Nuñez (A's) and Edwin Escobar (Giants) will play in the All-Star Futures Game in July. (AP/USATSI)

Nuñez, signed as an undrafted free agent, was ranked the A's No. 8 prospect in 2013. (USATSI)

The 2014 All-Star Futures Game is just around the corner.

The game features the brightest and best young players from the United States and the rest of the world and will take place on Sunday, July 13 at the Minnesota Twins' Target Field.

The US team holds bragging rights over the World team, winning the last four contests and leading the all-time series 9-6, but Giants Triple-A pitcher Edwin Escobar and A's Single-A infielder Renato Nuñez are out to change the trend.

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The two Venezuelans made the 25-man World team roster and will be teammates at the 16th All-Star Futures Game.

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Escobar, a 22 year-old lefty, is one of three Triple-A pitchers on the World team.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound hurler has a 5.31 ERA and a 3-6 record with the the Fresno Grizzlies this year.

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Nuñez, 20, is listed as a third baseman and joins a talented infield that includes Colorado Rockies' Rossell Herrera and Houston Astros top prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa.

The right-handed slugger is hitting .272 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI for the Stockton Ports this year.