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World half of the third

Will Lingo -

The top of the World order again proved potent, scoring a run off U.S. righthander Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain touched 100 mph with one of his fastballs, at least according to […]

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World half of the second

Will Lingo -

Chuck Lofgren worked a shutout inning, throwing his fastball consistently at 91-92 mph and using his offspeed stuff much more than the usual Futures Game pitcher. German Duran flied out […]

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World half of the first

Will Lingo -

Jeff Niemann started for the United States and threw consistently at 95-97 mph, according to the stadium radar gun. Michael Saunders reached on an error by Chris Coghlan. He stole […]

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Play Ball

Will Lingo -

SAN FRANCISCO–We’re just about ready to get under way here. The stands in front of the press box features a veritable who’s-who of baseball scouts and executives. In just the […]

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Surprise Saudi

Chris Kline -

When Padres infielder Craig Stansberry found out he was selected to this year’s Futures Game, he was understandably excited. But when he realized he’d be representing Saudi Arabia, his reaction […]

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Niemann vs. Vanden Hurk

Chris Kline -

SAN FRANCISCO–Your starters today are righthander Jeff Niemann (Devil Rays) against righthander Rick Vanden Hurk (Marlins). Vanden Hurk has been up and down with the big league club this season, […]

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Media Will Eat Itself

Will Lingo -

SAN FRANCISCO–In these days of round-the-clock coverage, it’s no wonder media members frequently find themselves interviewing each other. That’s even the case here at the Futures Game, where the media […]

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Same Time Next Year?

Will Lingo -

SAN FRANCISCO–If they want to send the All-Star Game to San Francisco every year, that’s fine by me. It’s a crystal-clear 72-degree day here at AT&T Park, and the World […]

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Futures Game Lineups

Will Lingo -

SAN FRANCISCO–Marlins righthander Rick Vanden Hurk and Devil Rays righthander Jeff Niemann will be the starting pitchers in today’s Futures Game. Vanden Hurk, a native of the Netherlands, will start […]

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Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Why did the Athletics try Daric Barton at third base? What does the future hold for Indians lefty Aaron Laffey? How do 6-foot-10 righthanders Andrew Brackman and Chris Young compare.

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Low Class A Leaderboards

Matt Eddy -

The fourth and final installment of our look at the classification leaders, with stats through games of July 5. Triple-A, Double-A and high Class A leaderboards also are available. BATTERS […]

Minors

Bell Rings For Bubba

Nathan Rode -

Center fielder Bubba Bell, the Red Sox’ 39th-round pick out of Nicholls State in 2005, was promoted to Double-A Portland after his 76-game assault on high Class A California League […]

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Futures Game Rosters

USA and World rosters for the 2007 Futures Game in San Francisco. The game will be held on Sunday, July 8th at 4 p.m. ET at AT&T Park and will be aired on ESPN2 and XM Satellite Radio.

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