Silverio Selected to 2011 XM All-Star Futures Game Roster
June 24, 2011 10:35 AM
Major League Baseball has announced that Lookouts outfielder Alfredo Silverio has been selected to play for the World Team in the 13th annual XM All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field (Phoenix, AZ) on July 10th.
Silverio, who was named the Southern League Hitter of the Week yesterday, is currently third in the Southern League in batting average (.323), tied for second in doubles (22), first in triples (11), fourth in RBIs (50), first in extra-base hits (40), and third in slugging percentage (.576). He has also collected seven home runs and nine stolen bases on the season for the Lookouts.
"I'm excited to play. It's the most important thing to happen to me in my baseball career, and I am happy to represent the Los Angeles Dodgers," said Silverio.
The 24-year-old is a native of La Romana in the Dominican Republic. He was signed by the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent on November 13, 2003. Entering the 2011 season, he posted a career .281 average with 105 doubles, 27 triples, 49 home runs, and 273 RBIs in 522 minor league games.
The following is information from Major League Baseball pertaining to the 2011 XM All-Star Futures Game:
Current Dodgers who have competed in past Futures Games include left-hander Clayton Kershaw, shortstops Rafael Furcal and Dee Gordon, catcher Dioner Navarro and outfielder Trent Oeltjen.
The Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday on Taco Bell All-Star Sunday at 3 p.m. PT. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on XM 175.
MLB.com will provide complete coverage before, during and after the game, and you can keep up to date by following @MLBFutures on Twitter. Fans can join the Futures Game conversation by tagging tweets with #mlbfutures.
Major League Baseball, along with with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America, USA Baseball and the 30 Major League Baseball clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club. Each organization is represented, and the World Team features players from 12 countries and territories. Players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.