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De Los Santos to represent Phillies at Futures Game

De Los Santos, image- Jay Floyd
The rosters for the 2018 MLB All-Star Futures Game were released on Friday and this year's lone Phillies representative is slated to be Triple-A All-Star pitcher Enyel De Los Santos.

De Los Santos, 22, has been remarkable all season long with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, posting a 9-3 record with a league leading 1.83 ERA and an 8.2 K/9 mark through 16 starts. 

The six-foot-three 175-pound right-hander was acquired last off-season from San Diego in a trade for Freddy Galvis.

The Dominican native was named to the World roster, which will be managed by David Ortiz with Francisco Cordero acting as the squad's pitching coach. 

The game is set for Sunday, July 15th and will be played at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

In recent years, individuals that played in or attended the All-Star Futures Game have been permitted to skip their league's All-Star events in order to get some time off over the break.  The Futures event, however, typically occurs in the same week, before minor league All-Star Games.  The Triple-A All-Star Game is prior to the Futures Game, taking place on the previous Wednesday.  It's unclear if De Los Santos, who was voted in as the International League team's starting pitcher, will make the Triple-A All-Star trip to Columbus, OH, but the Phillies will likely prefer him to pass on one of these exhibitions. 

Last year the Phillies were represented in the Futures Game by current big league contributors Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery

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