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Moore, Lee to represent Rays at Futures Game

Moore, Lee to represent Rays at Futures Game

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Moore, Lee to represent Rays at Futures Game
ST. PETERSBURG -- Two members of the Rays' organization were included on the rosters for the 13th annual XM All-Star Futures Game, which were announced Thursday by Major League Baseball.

Left-handed pitcher Matt Moore of the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits was named to the United States squad, and shortstop Hak-Ju Lee of the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs was named to the World roster.

Major League Baseball, along with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America, USA Baseball and the 30 Major League Baseball clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club. Each organization is represented, and the World Team features players from 12 countries and territories. Players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.

Moore, who is ranked as the second-best prospect in the Rays' Minor League system, is 4-3 with a 2.43 ERA this season and threw a no-hitter June 16 against the Mobile BayBears.

The 21-year-old has led the Minors in strikeouts for the past two seasons and struck out more 208 batters in 2010.

On the other side is Lee, who was acquired from the Cubs in the Matt Garza trade. Lee is ranked as the seventh-best prospect in Tampa Bay's organization. Lee is hitting at an impressive .339 clip and has already stolen 20 bases this season. The 20-year-old also made an appearance in the 2010 Futures Game.

The 13th annual Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday on Taco Bell All-Star Sunday, July 10, at 6 p.m. ET. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on XM 175.

MLB.com will provide complete coverage before, during and after the game, and you can keep up to date by following @MLBFutures on Twitter. Fans can join the Futures Game conversation by tagging tweets with #mlbfutures.

Major League Baseball, along with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America, USA Baseball and the 30 Major League Baseball clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club. Each organization is represented, and the World Team features players from 12 countries and territories. Players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.

Anthony Chiang is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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