ZEBULON — From News Release
Carolina Mudcats shortstop Francisco Lindor has been selected to participate in his second All-Star Futures Game.
Lindor, from Caguas, Puerto Rico, participated in the 2012 showcase at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. He will join fellow Cleveland Indians prospect CC Lee in at Citi Field New York. In his first season with the Mudcats, the 2011 first-round pick owns a .307 batting average, is third in hits (83), among the top 10 with 18 stolen bases and tied for the Carolina League lead with five triples. Lindor, 19, was selected to the Carolina League All-Star roster this year.
The 15th All-Star Futures Game will take place at 2 p.m. July 14 and can be seen live on ESPN2. The U.S. team leads the World with an 8-6 record.
Major League Baseball selected the 25 players currently on each team, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 major league clubs. Each major league organization is represented, and players from all full-season minor leagues were eligible to participate.