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Willie Calhoun, Alex Verdugo lead 4 Oklahoma City All-Stars

Alex Verdugo has been red-hot in June
Photo credit: OKC Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Four Oklahoma City Dodgers have been named All-Stars by the Pacific Coast League, including three starters.

Second baseman Willie Calhoun, outfielder Alex Verdugo, and starting pitcher Wilmer Font were elected to start for the PCL, voted on by a combination of league managers, general managers, and media. Relief pitcher Madison Younginer was named as a reserve.

The PCL will battle the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 12 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

Calhoun hit his 17th home run of the season on Tuesday, tied for third in the PCL, and is hitting .295/.337/.571 with 15 doubles, five triples, 46 runs scored and 48 RBI in 70 games.

Verdugo, at 21 one of the youngest players in the PCL, is hitting .342/.411/.463 with 14 doubles, four triples, and three home runs in 69 games this season. He is currently on a 17-game hitting streak, hitting .464 (32-for-69) with 10 extra-base hits during the streak.

Font was signed to a minor league deal in the offseason, and the 27-year-old leads the minor leagues with 112 strikeouts, posting a 3.70 ERA in 15 starts for Oklahoma City.

Younginer, who was a non-roster invitee in Dodgers big league camp during spring training, has a 2.19 ERA and six saves in 22 appearances this season, with 47 strikeouts and 13 walks in 37 innings.

The Triple-A All-Star Game will be televised by MLB Network at 6 p.m. PT on July 12.