Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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G-Braves Mejia, Terdoslavich to represent IL in Reno
A return trip for one and a first for another, two Gwinnett Braves earned spots on the International League's All-Star team.
Joey Terdoslavich and Ernesto Mejia, the power portion of the Gwinnett roster, fill two of the 30 spots on the IL's roster which will face the All-Stars from the Pacific Coast League on July 17 at 9 p.m. The game will be televised by MLB Network.
Terdoslavich, who leads the G-Braves with a .322 batting average (fifth in the IL), is tops in the IL with 102 hits, 182 total bases and 43 extra-base hits. His 18 homers tie him for fourth. The switch-hitter was elected to the team by a combined vote of managers, general managers, media and fans. It's just another midseason honor for the resurgent Terdoslavich who is rebounding from a rough 2012. He was also selected to represent the U.S. Team in MLB's Future's Game at Citi Field in New York on July 14. The 2 p.m. game will be broadcast by ESPN2.
For Mejia this a return trip to the Class AAA All-Star game. The G-Braves team leader with 21 home runs (tops in IL) started for the IL in last year's All-Star game. He was one of 17 players selected for the team by the International League office. Along with his home run total, Mejia is second in the league with 62 RBIs and 41 extra-base hits. In last year's game, Mejia was 0-for-3.
Managed by Scranton/Wilke-Barre's Dave Miley, other members of the IL roster include former G-Braves Mauro Gomez (Pawtucket), who leads the league with 24 home runs and reliever Jairo Asencio (Norfolk), the league leader with 18 saves.
-- What: Triple-A All-Star Game
-- When: July 17, 9 p.m.
-- Where: Reno, Nev.
-- TV: MLB Network