Thursday, June 23, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Julio Teheran already has some experience pitching at Arizona’s Chase Field and now he’ll get some more.
Teheran, who made a spot start for the Atlanta Braves against the Diamondbacks on May 18, will be the third G-Braves player in as many seasons to participate in the Futures Game during the All-Star break. Arizona will host this year’s event.
Teheran has already made two major-league spot starts and is dominating hitters in Class AAA. In the minors the 20-year-old has a league-best 1.83 ERA and 0.98 WHIP, is second in batting average with players hitting .212 against him and is third with seven wins. In his two big league starts he is 0-1 with a 5.19 ERA in starts at Philadelphia and at Arizona.
Teheran is the second pitcher and third G-Braves player to participate in the Futures Game. Last year, pitcher Mike Minor was selected to the U.S. team and in 2009 designated hitter Barbaro Canizares played for the World team. Former pitching coach Derek Botelho coached the U.S. team against Canizares in 2009.