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Bats' Billy Hamilton and Greg Reynolds named IL All-Stars

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Louisville Bats center fielder Billy Hamilton and starting pitcher Greg Reynolds have been selected to participate in the 26th Annual Triple-A All-Star Game, the International League announced Wednesday. Reynolds is expected to start the game for the International League All-Stars as they take on the Pacific Coast League All-Stars on July 17 at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nev. Hamilton, 22, leads the IL with his 49 stolen bases and was also selected to play in the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field in New York on July 14. In 2012, Hamilton set the professional baseball record for stolen bases in a season when he swiped 155 bags between Class A Bakersfield and Double-A Pensacola. Last year, he was also named a Baseball America Minor League All-Star, a Southern League All-Star, a Topps Class A All-Star and Baseball Digests Minor League Player of the Year. Reynolds, who celebrates his 28th birthday today, is 10-0 and leads the International League with his 2.44 ERA and 114 1/3 innings pitched. He became the first pitcher in Louisville franchise history to start a season 10-0 in the Bats 5-2 victory in Indianapolis on Sunday. Reynolds was the No. 2 overall draft pick by the Colorado Rockies out of Stanford University in 2006. He went 5-8 in 27 appearances with the Rockies in 2008 and 2011 before being traded to the Texas Rangers prior to the 2012 season. The Cincinnati Reds signed Reynolds as a minor league free agent in December 2012.Reynolds would be just the second Louisville pitcher to start the Triple-A All-Star Game since its inception in 1988. Former Cincinnati Red Justin Lehr started the 2009 game in Portland, Ore. and pitched a perfect first inning in the ILs 6-5 win over the PCL.The Triple-A All-Star Game will be broadcast live from Reno on MLB Network, the American Forces Network and the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network beginning at 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 17.
 

 

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