Futures Game rosters announced

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Major League Baseball just announced the rosters of this year’s Futures Game, which will take place in Phoenix during the All-Star break.  You know the deal: prospects. Ones with future potential. Get it?  Yeah, I knew you would. You’re clever like that.

The setup is U.S. vs. the World.  Here are the players, with their organizations in parenthesis:

U.S. TEAM

Pitchers 
Jarred Cosart (Phillies)
Kyle Gibson (Twins)
Matt Harvey (Mets)
Shelby Miller (Cardinals)
Matt Moore (Rays)
Brad Peacock (Nationals)
Drew Pomeranz (Indians)
Tyler Skaggs (D’Backs)
Tyler Thornburg (Brewers)
Jacob Turner (Tigers)

Catchers
Devin Mesoraco (Reds)
Austin Romine (Yankees)

Infielders 
Nolan Arenado (Rockies)
Chase d’Arnaud (Pirates)
James Darnell (Padres)
Paul Goldschmidt (D’Backs)
Grant Green (Athletics)
Jason Kipnis (Indians)
Manny Machado (Orioles)
Will Middlebrooks (Red Sox)

Outfielders
Gary Brown (Giants)
Bryce Harper (Nationals)
Wil Myers (Royals)
Matthew Szczur (Cubs)
Mike Trout (Angels)

WORLD TEAM

Pitchers
Henderson Alvarez (Blue Jays)
Liam Hendriks (Twins)
Kevin Herrera (Royals)
Gregory Infante (White Sox)
Jhan Marinez (Marlins)
Carlos Martinez (Cardinals)
James Paxton (Mariners)
Martin Perez (Rangers)
Julio Teheran (Braves)
Arodys Vizcaino (Braves)

Catchers
Wilin Rosario (Rockies)
Sebastian Valle (Phillies)

Infielders
Yonder Alonso (Reds)
Jose Altuve (Astros)
Jefry Marte (Mets)
Francisco Martinez (Tigers)
Hak-Ju Lee (Rays)
Alex Liddi (Mariners)
Jurickson Profrar (Rangers)
Jonathan Schoop (Orioles)

Outfielders
Chih-Hsien Chiang (Red Sox)
Reymond Fuentes (Padres)
Starling Marte (Pirates)
Alfredo Silverio (Dodgers)
Dayan Viciedo (White Sox)

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.