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Montanez picked for Topps' Double-A All-Star Team

Lou Montanez, who played in 116 games for the Bowie Baysox before being promoted to the major leagues in early August, was recently named to the Topps' Double-A All-Star Team.

The 26-year-old outfielder won the Triple Crown in the Eastern League after hitting .335 with 26 home runs and 97 RBIs. Montanez led all Double-A hitters with a .601 slugging percentage, and he was second in the classification with 63 extra-base hits. He was also first in the Eastern League with 90 runs scored.

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In August, Montanez was honored as the Eastern League Most Valuable Player. He was also selected as a postseason All-Star in the league.

Montanez was chosen as Eastern League Player of the Month in July after batting .352 with eight home runs, 29 RBIs and 30 runs scored. He was named Eastern League Player of the Week twice during the regular season.

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With the Orioles, Montanez hit .295 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 38 games. He hit a solo home run against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana in his first at-bat in the majors on Aug. 6.

The Topps' Double-A All-Star Team consisted of five players from the Southern League, four players from the Texas League and three players, including Montanez, from the Eastern League.

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