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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Singleton to Represent Astros in Futures' Game

Corpus Christi first baseman Jon Singleton has been named to the United States roster for the 2012 edition of the MLB Futures' Game.  The contest is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 8 in Kansas City, two days before the MLB All-Star Game.

Singleton, 20, has 11 home runs and 42 RBI in 67 games for the Hooks.  He has a total of 26 extra-base hits, a .274 batting average and a .487 slugging percentage.  Singleton was acquired by the Astros from Philadelphia last summer in the Hunter Pence trade.

According to the MLB.com list of previous Futures' Game participants, seven current Astros(including players on the disabled list) have been a part of the game in its first 13 installments.  Jose Altuve was the club's 2011 representative.

The Astros' representatives in the Futures' Game(Current Astros are in bold):

2012- Jon Singleton
2011- Jose Altuve
2010- Jordan Lyles
2009- Jason Castro
           Chia-jen Lo
2008- Polin Trinidad
2007- J.R. Towles
          Jimmy Van Ostrand
2006- Jason Hirsh
          Hunter Pence
2005- Fernando Nieve
          Troy Patton
2004- Chris Burke
2003- Chris Burke
2002- John Buck
2001- Carlos Hernandez
           Jason Lane
2000- Carlos Hernandez
           Wilfredo Rodriguez
1999- Lance Berkman

Travis Buck(2006), Brett Myers(2001&2002), Fernando Martinez(2008) and Brett Wallace(2009) participated in the Futures' Game while they were members of other organizations.

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