PORTLAND — The Portland Sea Dogs, in conjunction with the Eastern League of Professional Baseball, have announced that Sea Dogs’ relief pitcher Madison Younginer has be added to the Eastern Division roster for the 2015 Sullivan Tire All-Star Classic.

Younginer will replace Binghamton pitcher Luis Cessa, who was recently promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. With the addition of Younginer, the Sea Dogs now have six All-Star representatives. Younginger joins teammates Carlos Asuaje, William Cuevas, Marco Hernandez, Robby Scott and Jantzen Witte.

The 24-year-old Younginer is 3-3 with a 3.05 ERA (44 1/3 innings pitched, 15 earned runs, 36 hits, 16 walks, 32 strikeouts) in 24 relief appearances this season ”“ his first in Double-A after making one playoff appearance last season. The right-hander was a seventh round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Mauldin High School in Mauldin, South Carolina. He recently became the fifth pitcher in Sea Dogs history to post a 0.00 ERA over an entire month (minimum 50 batters faced), which he accomplished in June.

Joining Younginer on the Eastern Division roster are left-handed pitcher Dario Alvarez (Binghamton), right-handed pitcher Brady Lail (Trenton) and outfielder Brian Pointer (Reading). They take the roster spots vacated by Binghamton Mets right-handed pitcher Paul Sewald, Trenton Thunder right-handed pitcher Nick Goody and Reading Fightin Phils outfielder Cam Perkins. Erie SeaWolves right-handed pitcher Tommy Collier has been added to the Western Division roster.

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