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Cubs duo to compete in Pan American Games

NEW YORK -- Two prospects will represent the Cubs' organization at the 17th Pan American Games, to be played in Ontario, Canada, from July 10-19.

Albert Almora, an outfielder, and Dan Vogelbach, a first baseman, were named to the United States team to be managed by Jim Tracy.

Almora, the Cubs' first-round pick in 2012, has played for a Team USA club six times as an amateur. He's hitting .246 in 60 games for Double-A Tennessee.

This will be Vogelbach's first time representing the United States. He's batting .285 with 13 doubles, one triple, five homers and 34 RBIs in 59 games for the Smokies.

The U.S. will compete in the seven-country tournament with 24-man rosters consisting of players not currently on Major League 40-man rosters.

Joe Trezza is an associate reporter for Carrie Muskat contributed to this story.
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