All-Star break – The Fresno Grizzlies will take a four-day hiatus for the Triple-A All-Star break with right-handers Mike Hauschild, Brady Rodgers and James Hoyt representing the club and the Pacific Coast League at the Triple-A All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. The first pitch is at 4:05 p.m. Chukchansi Park will be without baseball for nearly two weeks as the Grizzlies start the second half of the season with an eight-game trip at New Orleans on July 14-17 and Round Rock on July 18-21.
Futures game – Fresno Grizzlies right-hander Joe Musgrove and third baseman Alex Bregman gave Team USA a nice start, but the squad couldn’t hold back Team World in an 11-3 loss in the 2016 Futures Game in San Diego on Sunday. Musgrove threw just seven pitches to retire the side in order on ground outs in the first inning before departing. Bregman went 3 for 5 with a triple, double and single, in that order. He scored the game’s first run on a double by Clint Frazier (Cleveland Indians) in the bottom of the third and helped turn a 5-4-3 double play in the top of the inning. Trailing 3-2, Team World jumped ahead in the the eighth on a two-run homer by Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada. In the top of the ninth, Eloy Jimenez (Chicago Cubs) smashed a three-run home run that highlighted a seven-run rally for Team World.
Judge to miss All-Star Game – Former Fresno State star Aaron Judge, the Yankees’ second-ranked prospect, won’t participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game after suffering a mildly sprained knee ligament and bruised left knee. Judge got hurt diving for a fly ball in Friday’s game for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and was placed on the seven-day disabled list. Judge, an International League All-Star, also was supposed to be in the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby. He is tied for second in the league with 16 home runs and is hitting .261 with a league-leading 54 RBIs in 83 games.
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