Guerrieri, Romero taking part in Futures Game
Rays pitchers to join other prospects at Citi Field for this year's event
ST. PETERSBURG -- A pair of pitchers have been picked to represent the Rays in this year's Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game on July 14.
Right-hander Taylor Guerrieri and left-hander Enny Romero will have the honor of playing in the game that has become a prestigious event.
Guerrieri, who pitches for Class A Bowling Green and is the organization's No. 2 prospect, will play for the U.S. Team, while Romero, who pitches for Double-A Montgomery and is ranked as the Rays' No. 6 prospect, will pitch for the World Team.
The 15th annual Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game takes place at 2 p.m. ET on All-Star Sunday at Citi Field in New York and can be seen live on MLB.com, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio XM 89. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game. Fans can stay updated by following @MLBFutures on Twitter and can send/receive tweets to/from the U.S. and World Team dugouts during the game by tagging tweets with the hashtags #USDugout and #WorldDugout.
Also, for the first time, fans will determine the final player on the U.S. and World Team rosters by casting their votes in the All-Star Sunday Futures Finalists ballot. There are five candidates for each team, and voting ends on Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
Guerrieri, 20, was selected in the first round (24th overall) of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.
Romero, 22, hails from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and was signed as a free agent in 2008.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.