Two Rainiers Chosen for Triple-A All-Star Game
The Pacific Coast League will take on the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Buffalo, NY.
Here’s a link to the news release the Rainiers posted.
DH Luis Jimenez and C Guillermo Quiroz will represent the Rainiers at the 2012 Triple-A All-Star Game. Jimenez will be the starting designated hitter and Quiroz is a reserve catcher as the PCL squad will take on the All-Stars of the International League on July 11. The selections mark the 1st season the Rainiers have had more than 1 player named to the Triple-A All-Star Game since OF Chris Shelton and INF Bryan LaHair were both tabbed to represent the PCL during the 2009 season.
Jimenez is batting .318 (90×83) with 40 runs scored, 19 doubles, 1 triple, 13 home runs and 52 was. He ranks tied for 11th in the PCL in batting (.326), T4th in on-base percentage (.412) and 5th in walks (45). Jimenez has reached safely in 63 of the 75 games he has appeared this season and is riding a 27-game road game on-base streak (.398/43×108, .492 OBP) that dates back to April 29.
AN ALL-STAR AMONG US: The Mariners had 20 Minor League players named to 2012 All-Star teams, including 2 players from Triple-A Tacoma in the PCL, 8 players from the Double-A Jackson in the Southern League, 5 from Single- A High Desert in the California League, 3 from Single-A Clinton in the Midwest League and 2 from the DSL Mariners in the Dominican Summer League. Mariners All-Stars include: PCL – INF Luis Jimenez, C Guillermo Quiroz; SL – C Jesus Sucre* – (0x2), RHP Carter Capps – (0.1,0,0,0,0,0), RHP Taijuan Walker – (1.0,2,2,1,0,1), LHP Danny Hultzen* – (1.0,0,0,0,1,1), OF Joe Dunigan – (0x2), OF Denny Almonte* – (1×2, R, HR, RBI), SS Nick Franklin* – (0x3, BB), LHP Bobby LaFromboise – (DNP – promoted to AAA); CAL – C John Hicks – (0x2), C Jack Marder – (DNP – injured), INF Brad Miller – (1×1, 2B, BB), INF Stefen Romero – (0x2), OF Julio Moran – (DNP – injured); MWL – OF Jamal Austin – (2×4, 3B, BB), RHP Tim Griffin – (0.1,2,0,0,0,0), LHP Jordan Shipers – (0.2,0,1,0,0,1); DSL – OF Gabriel Guerrero, RHP Ronald Dominguez. *= starter