NEW YORK -- Many were surprised when D-backs shortstop prospect Chris Owings was not named to participate in the 15th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
As it turns out, Owings will be there after all.
Owings was added to the U.S. Team on Tuesday to replace Mariners shortstop Brad Miller, who made his Major League debut Friday.
The 15th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game takes place at 11 a.m. MST on All-Star Sunday, July 14, at Citi Field in New York and can be seen live on MLB.com, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio XM 89. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game. Fans can stay updated by following @MLBFutures on Twitter and can send/receive tweets to/from the U.S. and World Team dugouts during the game by tagging tweets with the hashtags #USDugout and #WorldDugout.
Owings, who is ranked No. 99 on MLB.com's Top 100 prospect list, is hitting .353 with seven homers for Triple-A Reno.
Tuesday was a big day for Owings, who also found out he was elected to represent the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 17 and was also named the D-backs' organizational Player of the Month.
Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less