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A's sending two prospects to Futures Game

OAKLAND -- A's prospects Michael Choice and Chih-Fang Pan have been named to the 14th annual XM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played July 8 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Choice, Oakland's 2010 first-round Draft pick, was selected for the U.S. roster, while the Taiwan-born Pan was named to the World Team, on which Triple-A Sacramento manager Darren Bush will serve on the coaching staff.

The 22-year-old Choice, currently stationed at Double-A Midland, is batting .264 with six home runs and 43 RBIs through 69 games with the RockHounds while playing center field. He tallied 30 home runs, along with 82 RBIs and a .283 batting average, last year with Class A Stockton.

Pan, meanwhile, has posted a .280 average through 53 games with Class A Burlington this season, compiling two home runs, two triples and 29 RBIs for the Bees. The 21-year-old infielder signed with the A's as a free agent in April 2010.

It marks the first All-Star Futures appearance for both players.

The 14th annual Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on's Gameday on Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m. PT. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio XM 89. 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 following @USDugout and @WorldDugout.

Major League Baseball, along with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau,, Baseball America and the 30 Major League baseball clubs, selected the 25-man rosters.

Oakland Athletics, Michael Choice, Chih Fang Pan