Here is the scouting report for the Futures Game for each team. In just four more days we get a chance to see Ky Busch on a relatively big stage. Shohei Ohtani made the All Star game as both Designated Hitter and pitcher for the second year in a row. He threw the filthiest pitch of the week according to the Pitching Ninja.
The Royals acquired Drew Waters and a couple of other prospects from the Braves in exchange for the 35th pick overall in the upcoming draft. The Royals designated Foster Griffin for assignment to make a spot on the 40 man roster for Drew Waters. The Royals are also expected to promote Maikel Garcia from Double-A to the big club. For their part, the Braves selected the contract of Robinson Cano. They recently acquired Cano from the Padres in exchange for cash. Phil Gosselin was designated for assignment to make room for Cano on both the 26 man and 40 man rosters.
Here are some All Star Game jerseys that we can critique. The Dodgers Stadium concessionaires may go on strike in time for the All Star Game. In breaking All Star related news, Albert Pujols will participate in the Home Run Derby.
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