Huang, Brito represent D-backs in Futures Game
DENVER -- The D-backs had a pair of players selected to participate in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will take place July 12 as part of the All-Star Game activities at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Right-handed pitcher Wei-Chieh Huang and outfielder Socrates Brito will play for the World Team against the U.S. Team.
D-backs Minor League field coordinator Tony Perezchica will serve as a coach for the World Team.
Huang, who was signed by the D-backs last summer out of Taiwan, is 3-0 with a 0.85 ERA in five starts for Class A Kane County this season.
Brito, who impressed the D-backs' Major League staff this year during Spring Training, has a .255/.281/.367 slash line for Double-A Mobile. The 22-year-old is ranked as the D-backs' 15th-best prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com.
The 17th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game takes place at 12 p.m. MST on July 12, and it can be seen live on MLB Network and MLB.com, with Matt Vasgersian, Dan Plesac, Heidi Watney and Jonathan Mayo on the call. In addition, SiriusXM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio (XM channel 89; Sirius channel 209). MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game. Fans can stay updated by following @FuturesGame on Twitter and can send/receive tweets to/from the U.S. and World dugouts during the game by tagging tweets with the hashtags #USDugout and #WorldDugout.