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Kyle Farmer, Juan Gonzalez (& not Corey Seager) named to 2015 MLB Futures Game

Kyle Farmer, seen here in 2014 spring training with the Dodgers.
Kyle Farmer, seen here in 2014 spring training with the Dodgers.
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The Dodgers will have a pair of representatives at the 2015 MLB Futures Game, with catcher Kyle Farmer and pitcher Juan Gonzalez both ticketed for Cincinnati for the Sunday, July 12 contest.

Farmer, currently with Double-A Tulsa, is on the U.S. roster, while the Venezuelan right-hander Gonzalez, currently with Triple-A Oklahoma City, is on the World roster.

One noticeable absence is shortstop Corey Seager, who has ascended to arguably the top prospect in baseball. Seager played in the Futures Game in 2014 and might have been there again in 2015 but the Dodgers reportedly did not approve his selection, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

Farmer made the California League All-Star team as starting catcher but didn't play in the game since he was promoted to Double-A Tulsa. In 61 games combined between Tulsa and Class-A Rancho Cucamonga this season, Farmer has hit .335/.388/.512 with 20 doubles, while mixing in time at third base as well.

The 24-year-old was drafted by the Dodgers in the eighth round of the 2013 draft.

Gonzalez, 25, has a 1.07 ERA in 22 appearances between Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, with 23 strikeouts and eight walks in 25⅓ innings

The MLB Futures Game will be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Sunday, July 12 and will be televised by MLB Network and online at beginning at noon PT.