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9 Tulsa Drillers named Texas League All-Stars

Edwin Rios, Michael Ahmed will start for North Division

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Edwin Rios is one of nine Tulsa Drillers named Texas League All-Stars.
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LOS ANGELES — Nine different Dodgers minor leaguers from Double-A Tulsa were been named Texas League All-Stars on Wednesday, including a pair of starters.

Edwin Rios will start at third base and Michael Ahmed will start as well for the North Division at the Texas League All-Star Game, to be held on Tuesday, June 27 at Frisco.

Ahmed is technically listed as “utility,” which gives each team some flexibility in choosing which player will start as designated hitter. Ahmed has played all four infield positions this season, all while hitting .270/.365/.438.

Rios is hitting .332/.375/.562 and leads the Drillers in doubles (16), home runs (12), and RBI (48).

Also making the North squad as reserves were outfielder Kyle Garlick, utility men Tim Locastro and Matt Beaty, and catcher Paul Hoenecke. Garlick, who last played on May 30, will likely miss the All-Star Game, still out with a hand injury.

The three Tulsa pitchers named All-Stars were starter Scott Barlow, reliever Corey Copping, and top prospect Walker Buehler, the latter with just five starts in Double-A.

All-Star rosters were determined by voting from league managers, coaches, and media members.