Grizzlies Send Two To All-Star Game

Second Baseman Bond, Relief Pitcher Edlefsen Headed To Lehigh Valley For Festivities

Steve Edlefsen (left) and Brock Bond will represent Fresno at the 2010 All-Star Game. (Don Davis)

By Fresno Grizzlies | July 1, 2010 9:27 AM ET

FRESNO, CA - The Pacific Coast League announced today that Fresno Grizzlies infielder Brock Bond and relief pitcher Steve Edlefsen will represent the PCL in the 2010 Triple-A All-Star Game. Bond will start at second base and Edlefsen will be available out of the bullpen for the July 14th game at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA.

Bond, 24, is batting .300 (82-for-273) with 17 doubles, 44 runs scored and 28 RBI through his first 76 games with the Grizzlies this season. Bond has also walked 47 times and owns a .413 on-base percentage, good for third and fifth in the league, respectively. He is coming off a 2009 season in which he was named to both the mid-season and postseason All-Star teams in the Eastern League, where he won the batting title and led the league in on-base percentage. A 24th round selection from the University of Missouri in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, Bond has never batted below .315 in a professional season.

Edlefsen, who turned 25 on Sunday, leads Grizzlies relievers with his five wins and 1.61 ERA (8 ER/44.2 IP). The sinkerballer is holding opponents to a .222 batting average, notching an eye-popping 3.50/1 ground out to air out ratio. A 16th round selection by the Giants in 2007 out of the University of Nebraska, Edlefsen sports a 23-7 career record to go along with 15 saves.

The first-place Grizzlies begin a three-game set in Sacramento tonight and will return home on Sunday, July 4th at 7:05pm for the Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza at Chukchansi Park. Tickets for July 4th and any Grizzlies home game are available now at the Chukchansi Park Box Office, over the phone at 559-320-TIXS or online at

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

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