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Orioles prospects Mountcastle, Wells named to play in All-Star Futures Game

Orioles prospects Mountcastle, Wells named to play in All-Star Futures Game

Orioles prospects Ryan Mountcastle, a third baseman, and Alex Wells, a left-handed starting pitcher, have been selected to participate in this month’s All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park.

Mountcastle, who will represent the Orioles on the U.S. team, is hitting .311/.362/.500 with seven homers and 32 RBIs in 53 games with Double-A Bowie after missing the first month of the season with a fractured hand.

The 21-year-old Mountcastle received his first big league spring training invitation this year and was 7-for-24 with five extra-base hits. The Orioles have little doubt his bat will have an impact at the major league level.

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