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Indians Alumni To Staff All-Star Futures Teams

Hall of Famer and five-time All-Star Jim Thome and four-time All-Star Dennis Martínez will serve as managers during the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 7th at Progressive Field, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network.  The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 21st year, features the top Minor League prospects competing as part of All-Star Sunday.  Rosters and umpires for the game will be announced in the coming weeks.

For the first time in its history, the Futures Game will feature an American League vs. National League format, following the U.S. vs. World match-ups of the last 20 years.  The game, which will return to a seven-inning contest for the first time since the inaugural Futures Game in 1999, will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET and will follow the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game.  Last year in Washington, DC, the U.S. Team defeated the World Team, 10-6, to close out the all-time series with a 13-7 advantage, including wins in eight of the previous nine years.

The complete coaching staffs for the AL and NL Futures Teams are as follows:

AL Futures Team Manager & Coaches

Jim Thome                  Manager (Hall of Famer; Five-time All-Star; 22 MLB seasons; 2,328 career hits; 612 career HR)

Dave Burba                 Bullpen Coach (Pitching Coach, Lancaster JetHawks – COL Single-A California League affiliate)

Sean Casey                 Hitting Coach (MLB Network Analyst; Three-time All-Star; 12 MLB seasons; .302 career hitter)

Ever Magallanes          Third Base Coach (Manager, Arizona League White Sox – CWS Arizona Rookie League affiliate)

Charlie Manuel             Bench Coach (PHI, Senior Advisor to the General Manager; 2008 WS Champion; 1,000 career wins)

Juan Nieves                Pitching Coach (Pitching Coach, Toledo Mud Hens – DET Triple-A International League affiliate)

Nick Punto                  First Base Coach (14 MLB seasons; 2011 World Series Champion)

Andrew Pipkin             Trainer (Minor League Medical Coordinator – CLE)

NL Futures Team Manager & Coaches

Dennis Martínez           Manager (Four-time All-Star; 23 MLB seasons; 245 career wins; 2,149 career strikeouts)

Carlos Baerga              Hitting Coach (Three-time All-Star; 14 MLB seasons; Two-time Silver Slugger winner; .291 career hitter)

Alvaro Espinoza           First Base Coach (Manager, Arizona League Giants Orange – SF Arizona Rookie League affiliate)

Jerry Manuel               Bench Coach (MLB Baseball Development Consultant)

Charles Nagy               Pitching Coach (Three-time All-Star; 14 MLB seasons; 129 career wins)

Ruben Niebla               Bullpen Coach (Minor League Pitching Coordinator – CLE)

Omar Vizquel               Third Base Coach (Manager, Birmingham Barons – CWS Double-A Southern League affiliate)

Chuck Baughman         Trainer (Head Minor League Athletic Training/Performance Coordinator – CHI)


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