OH – Akron Aeros third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall will represent the United
States team in the XM All-Star Futures Game as part of Major League Baseball’s
All-Star Weekend. The rosters for the 12th annual Futures Game event
were announced yesterday and it will take place Sunday, July 11th at
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home of the Los Angeles Angels. Chisenhall will be
the 14th ever Akron Aero to appear in the showcase since the
inaugural edition in 1999 and Lake County Captains catcher Chun Chen will also
be representing the Cleveland Indians organization.
is having a phenomenal bounce back last three weeks after slumping and
suffering through a shoulder injury earlier in the season. He now has a .337
batting average with six home runs and 21 RBI in just 22 games since returning
from the disabled list on May 28th. On the season, he currently
leads all active Aeros with his six homers and slugging percentage of .452
while ranking second with 34 runs scored.
is his second stint with Akron after joining the team in early August last
season and participating in the 2009 Eastern League playoffs. He batted just .183
in 24 regular season games, but then led the Aeros to the EL Championship by
batting .467 (14-for-30) in seven contests during the playoffs. Upon his first promotion to Double-A, he had
ranked among the leaders of the Class A Carolina League in RBI, extra-base
hits, homers, slugging percentage, doubles and hits.
Baseball America ranked Chisenhall as
the second-best prospect in the Indians organization prior to the 2010 season. Cleveland
selected the former shortstop in the first round (29th overall) in
the June 2008 Draft out of Pitt Community College in North Carolina. The
left-handed hitter is a native of Newport, NC and is officially the youngest
player on the Aeros roster after turning 21 years old last October.
Akron and the
visiting Richmond Flying Squirrels continue their three-game series at Canal
Park with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch time Wednesday night. Fans can purchase
Family Pack just as any Wednesday or Sunday home game all season, a special
offer of four tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips and four soft drinks
for just $48, a savings of $28! The Aeros have yet to announce their first
pitcher for tonight’s game while Felix Romero (0-1, 4.60 ERA) is Richmond’s
expected starter. Tonight’s game broadcast begins at 6:50 p.m. on Fox Sports
1350 AM and at www.akronaeros.com. For more
information, please call the Aeros at (330) 253-5151.