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Cron to represent Angels in Futures Game

First baseman selected to U.S. squad as part of All-Star Sunday event

While the Angels wait to hear which of their Major League players will be named to the All-Star Game, they already know which prospects will be participating in the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game.

First baseman C.J. Cron, the No. 3 prospect in the Angels' system according to, will represent the club and play for the U.S. Team in the upcoming Futures Game on All-Star Sunday, July 14.

While playing for Double-A Arkansas, Cron -- a former first-round pick in 2011, drafted 17th overall by the Angels -- is hitting .294 with 43 RBIs.

The 15th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game takes place at 11 a.m. PT on All-Star Sunday at Citi Field in New York and can be seen live on, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on's Gameday. 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 tagging tweets with the hashtags #USDugout and #WorldDugout.

Also, for the first time, fans will determine the final player on the U.S. and World Team rosters by casting their votes in the All-Star Sunday Futures Finalists ballot. There are five candidates for each team, and voting ends on Sunday at 8:59 p.m.

William Boor is an associate reporter for
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