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Jharel Cotton, Willie Calhoun named to 2016 MLB Futures Game rosters

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Jharel Cotton is one of two Dodgers who will play in the Futures Game in San Diego on July 10.
Jharel Cotton is one of two Dodgers who will play in the Futures Game in San Diego on July 10.
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LOS ANGELES -- Two Dodgers prospects will participate in the 2016 MLB Futures Game, with second baseman Willie Calhoun and pitcher Jharel Cotton competing in the annual midsummer showcase of top baseball talent, on July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.

Calhoun leaked the news of his inclusion on the United States roster on Monday while Cotton, who was born in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is on the World roster.

Calhoun, 21, is hitting .260/.326/.473 in 74 games for Double-A Tulsa, leading the Drillers in hits (73), home runs (14), doubles (16), runs (43), RBI (51), walks (26) and total bases (133). Calhoun will start for the North Division on Tuesday night in the Texas League All-Star Game in Springfield.

Cotton, 24, has a 4.98 ERA in 17 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, including 11 starts, with 82 strikeouts and 25 walks in 68...2 innings. Since a brief turn in the bullpen the right-hander has returned to the rotation with a 3.69 ERA in seven starts, with 46 strikeouts and 15 walks in 39 innings.

His 82 strikeouts rank second in the Pacific Coast League and his 1.180 WHIP ranks fourth.

Trevor Hoffman will manage the U.S. team, while Moises Alou manages the World team.

The MLB Futures Game is the unofficial kickoff of the All-Star break, played on Sunday, July 10 at Petco Park at 4 p.m., televised by MLB Network and simultaneously streamed on MLB.com, with Matt Vasgersian on play-by-play and joined by Mark DeRosa, Heidi Watney and Jonathan Mayo.