Lefthanded pitching prospect Henry Owens, who is scheduled to start Wednesday night at Hadlock Field, will join former Sea Dogs teammate Mookie Betts at the All-Star Futures Game next month in Minneapolis.
Owens and Betts are the only Red Sox prospects on the Futures roster announced Tuesday afternoon for the 16th annual event, to be held July 13 – two days before the Major League All-Star Game.
Owens is 9-3 with a 1.99 ERA and has allowed only two earned runs in seven starts since May 14. Betts hit .355 in 54 games with the Sea Dogs and led the league in hits (76) and runs (56) before earning a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he entered Tuesday’s game with a .321 batting average.
Of the 13 previous Sea Dogs selected to play in the Futures Game, 10 have gone on to play in the big leagues: Garin Cecchini, Will Middlebrooks, Junichi Tazawa, Clay Buchholz, Hanley Ramirez, Juan Perez, Jorge De La Rosa, Kevin Youkilis, A.J. Burnett and Pablo Ozuna.
The three who have yet to reach the majors are still playing pro baseball. Edgar Martinez (2006) is pitching for Oaxaca in the Mexican League, Anthony Ranaudo (2013) for Pawtucket and Chih-Hsien Chiang (2011) plays for Double-A Bowie.
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