Former Mariners Harold Reynolds, Raul Ibañez to manage SiriusXM All-Star Futures teams
Two-Time All-Star, MLB Network Analyst Reynolds to Lead AL Futures Squad;
2009 All-Star, MLB Senior VP, On-Field Operations Ibañez to Manage NL Futures Team;
Futures Game to Begin All-Star Saturday Festivities at T-Mobile Park, Live on Peacock and SiriusXM
A pair of former Seattle Mariners fan favorites will be featured as managers during the 2023 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Saturday, July 8th at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network. Two-time All-Star and current MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds will join 2009 All-Star and MLB Senior Vice President of On-Field Operations Raul Ibañez as managers at the annual showcase. Reynolds will lead the AL Futures squad while Ibañez will be at the helm for the NL Futures team.
The 2023 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game features the top Minor League prospects competing as part of All-Star Saturday. The Futures Game will once again feature a National League vs. American League format, which was introduced in 2019 following 20 years of U.S. vs. World matchups. The game, which is scheduled for seven innings, will begin at 7:00 p.m. (ET)/4:00 p.m. (PT) exclusively on Peacock and SiriusXM. Last year in Los Angeles, the AL claimed a 6-4 victory, led by Oakland’s Shea Langeliers, who homered and was presented with the Larry Doby Award as the game’s most valuable player. With the AL’s victory, the series is even at 1-1-1 under the AL vs. NL format. The remainder of the coaching staffs, as well as rosters and umpires for the game, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Reynolds played 12 seasons as a second baseman in the Majors for the Mariners (1983-92), Baltimore Orioles (1993) and California Angels (1994). The Oregon native collected 1,233 hits during his career, including 230 doubles, 53 triples and 21 home runs, along with 353 RBI, 640 runs scored and 250 stolen bases. The second overall pick in the Secondary Phase of the 1980 MLB Draft earned consecutive All-Star selections in 1987 and 1988, compiling a career-high and league-leading 60 stolen bases in 1987 and a career-best 11 triples in 1988. The 1991 Roberto Clemente Award winner won a Gold Glove at second base in three straight seasons from 1988-90. The Emmy Award-winning analyst, who began his broadcasting career in 1996, has served as a lead analyst on MLB Network since the station’s inception in 2009.
Ibañez played 19 seasons in the big leagues for the Mariners (1996-2000, 2004-08, 2013), Kansas City Royals (2001-03, 2014), Philadelphia Phillies (2009-11), New York Yankees (2012) and Los Angeles Angels (2014). In 2,161 career games, the Cuban-American slugger recorded 2,034 hits, including 424 doubles, 51 triples and 305 home runs. Ibañez also collected 1,207 RBI, 1,055 runs scored and 50 stolen bases. The left-handed hitting product of Miami, Florida enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2002 with the Royals, setting then career-highs with a .294 batting average, 24 home runs, 37 doubles and 103 RBI. In his first season with the Phillies in 2009, the 36th round pick in the 1992 Draft (by Seattle) earned his first career All-Star selection en route to a career-high 34 home runs while helping Philadelphia to the NL Pennant with 13 RBI in 15 Postseason contests. Following his playing career, Ibañez spent four years as a Special Assistant with the Los Angeles Dodgers before moving into his current role with MLB in February 2021, where he works on issues related to rules, equipment and on-field technology.
SiriusXM, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of Major League Baseball, will provide live play-by-play coverage of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on the MLB Network Radio channel. The game can be heard by SiriusXM subscribers on SiriusXM radios (channel 89), on the SXM App and online at SiriusXM.com/mlb.
Single day tickets for All-Star Saturday on July 8th, as well as the HBCU Swingman Classic presented by T-Mobile on July 7th, will go on sale on Monday, June 5th at allstargame.com. Tickets for Capital One PLAY BALL PARK are on sale now. Tickets for All-Star Saturday will include access to both the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game.
MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard (July 11th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 10th), All-Star Saturday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game (July 8th), the MLB Draft (July 9th-11th), the HBCU Swingman Classic presented by T-Mobile (July 7th), and Capital One All-Star Village, which includes Capital One PLAY BALL PARK (July 8th-11th). The 93rd Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and TVA Sports; and worldwide by partners in 209 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish language coverage in the United States. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game, while Univision will provide Spanish language coverage on radio. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week, including ticket information and updates, please visit All-StarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.