Espinal and Brinley Added To All-Star Rosters

Altoona Curve first baseman Edwin Espinal and Harrisburg Senators right-handed pitcher Ryan Brinley

By Bill Rosario / Eastern League | July 3, 2017 2:00 PM

Manchester, N.H. - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, in conjunction with the Eastern League of Professional Baseball, have announced two additions to the 2017 Northeast Delta Dental Eastern League All-Star Rosters.

The All-Star Game will be hosted at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on July 12 at 7:05 p.m. The All-Star festivities also feature an Army vs. Celebrity Softball Game and Jordan's Furniture Tempur-Pedic Home Run Derby on July 11.

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Both roster additions affect the Western Division All-Star Team, with 1B Edwin Espinal of the Altoona Curve (Pittsburgh Pirates) and RHP Ryan Brinley of the Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals) joining the team.

Espinal, 23, earns his second consecutive Eastern League All-Star nod. Through 71 games, the Pirates prospect is batting .286 with eight home runs. He leads the league with 23 doubles and ranks fifth with 50 RBIs.

Brinley, 24, has posted a 4-4 record with a 3.63 ERA and six saves in 27 relief appearances. The right hander was especially impressive in the month of April, allowing just one run in 9.1 innings (0.96 ERA).

The additions of Espinal and Brinley correspond with the promotions of two Eastern League All-Stars, LHP Matt Gage and LF Jordan Luplow, who have both been moved up to Triple-A.

Past Eastern League All-Stars include Jon Lester (2005), Hanley Ramirez (2005), Jonathan Papelbon (2005), Matt Garza (2006), Madison Bumgarner (2009), Brandon Crawford (2010), Francisco Lindor (2014), Gray Sanchez (2014-15) and many more.

The Northeast Delta Dental Eastern League All-Star Classic begins on Tuesday, July 11 at 5 p.m. with the Celebrity vs. Army Softball game. The Jordan's Furniture Tempur-Pedic Home Run Derby, which gives eight lucky fans the chance to win a Tempur-Pedic mattress valued at $2,800 will begin at 6:30 p.m. First pitch of the Eastern League All-Star Game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12.

Tickets to the sporting event of the summer at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium are available at NHFisherCats.com/AllStar or by calling (603) 641-2005.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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