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That’s Manny being Manny (no, not him)

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 25, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

ph_544365The Yankees had two players selected to the Futures Game on July 12 in St. Louis. Catcher Jesus Montero and left-hander Manny Banuelos were named to the World Team.

(Before you lose your mind, every team had to have one prospect selected and no more than two players could be selected from one organization. Austin Jackson is doing just fine.)

Montero you know. Banuelos you may not. His rights were purchased from a Mexican team in the same deal that landed Alfredo Aceves last year. Banuelos is a thin 18-year-old who is 5-3, 2.51 with Low Class A Charleston. Check out his stats on

Baseball America has the Futures Game rosters.

Montero went 1 for 2 for the World Team in last year’s game.

UPDATE: 3:21 p.m.: Trenton Thunder manager Tony Franklin was chosen as a coach for U.S. Team.




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