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Royals prospect Griffin to pitch in Futures Game

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DETROIT -- Royals left-hander Foster Griffin, the team's No. 20 prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com, has been selected to pitch for the US Team for the 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Griffin, 21, was the No. 28 overall pick in the 2014 Draft. He started this season at Class A Advanced Wilmington, where he posted a 4-2 mark with a 2.86 ERA. After being promoted to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, Griffin has gone 5-1 with a 1.93 ERA.

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DETROIT -- Royals left-hander Foster Griffin, the team's No. 20 prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com, has been selected to pitch for the US Team for the 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Griffin, 21, was the No. 28 overall pick in the 2014 Draft. He started this season at Class A Advanced Wilmington, where he posted a 4-2 mark with a 2.86 ERA. After being promoted to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, Griffin has gone 5-1 with a 1.93 ERA.

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:: 2017 Futures Game coverage ::

The Futures Game, which is now in its 19th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of All-Star Sunday. The US Team leads the all-time series, 11-7. Last year in San Diego, the World Team defeated the US, 11-3, snapping a six-game US winning streak.

The 2017 Futures Game takes place on Sunday, July 9, at 3 p.m. CT at Marlins Park in Miami and can be viewed live on MLB Network and MLB.com.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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