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Reed to represent Dodgers at Futures Game

Reed to represent Dodgers at Futures Game

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OAKLAND -- Chris Reed, a 2011 first-round draft pick, will be the Dodgers' lone representative in the 14th annual Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 8.

Reed, a left-handed starting pitcher who was a reliever at Stanford, will play for the World Team by virtue of his birthplace: London, England.

The game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday on Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m. PT. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio XM 89. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game. Fans can stay updated by following @MLBFutures on Twitter and can send/receive tweets to/from the U.S. and World team dugouts during the game by following @USDugout and @WorldDugout.

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Major League Baseball, along with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League baseball clubs, selected the 25-man rosters.

Reed opened this season at Class A Rancho Cucamonga and went 1-4 with a 3.09 ERA. He was promoted June 4 to Double-A Chattanooga, where he has a 2.00 ERA in three starts without a decision. He's allowed only one home run in 44 total innings.

Reed's family moved from his native England to California when he was 3, and he grew up 30 minutes from Dodger Stadium, even pitching on the Dodger Stadium mound in high school and eventually becoming the 16th overall selection last year.

Reed is 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, and he's considered a late bloomer who put it together while pitching in the Atlantic Collegiate Summer League in 2010 with a 1.09 ERA in 33 innings. After his first two seasons at Stanford, Reed had a 7.04 ERA in only 25 appearances with more walks than strikeouts.

He is ranked No. 5 among Dodgers prospects this year by MLB.com.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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