Southern League Announces Southern Division All-Stars

White Sox farmhand Gio Gonzalez is one of four Birmingham Barons who will participate in the Southern League All-Star Game July 9 in Pearl, Miss. The 21-year-old lefthander leads the Southern League in strikeouts with 106 in 86 innings, and has walked 31 batters en route to a 2.93 ERA. The Southern League will announce the rosters for the North Division team July 2 and the starting lineup for the South Division the following day.

C – Wilkin Castillo, Mobile
C – John Jaso, Montgomery
1B – Javier Brito, Mobile
2B – Chris Getz, Birmingham
3B – Diory Hernandez, Mississippi
SS – Emilio Bonifacio, Mobile
INF – Juan Gonzalez, Jacksonville
OF – Thomas Collaro, Birmingham
OF – Matt Esquivel, Mississippi
OF – Brandon Jones, Mississippi
OF – Carl Loadenthal, Mississippi
OF – Xavier Paul, Jacksonville
DH – Donny Lucy, Birmingham

Jose Ascanio, rhp, Mississippi
Eric Cyr, lhp, Jacksonville
Joey Devine, rhp, Mississippi
Jack Egbert, rhp, Birmingham
Gio Gonzalez, lhp, Birmingham
Matt Green, rhp, Mobile
Matt Harrison, lhp, Mississippi
Chris Mason, rhp, Montgomery
Jonathan Meloan, rhp, Jacksonville
Dale Thayer, rhp, Montgomery

Selected But Will Not Play
SS – Chin-Lung Hu, Jacksonville (Futures Game)
3B – Evan Longoria, Montgomery (Futures Game)
3B – Marshall McDougall, Jacksonville (promoted)
OF – Jason Pridie, Jacksonville (promoted)
OF – Justin Upton, Mobile (Futures Game)
Jo-Jo Reyes, lhp, Mississippi (promoted)