SEATTLE — Mookie Betts and Henry Owens were selected to play for the United States team in the All-Star Futures Game on July 13 at Target Field.
Betts, a second baseman and outfielder, started the season with Double A Portland and played 54 games before a promotion to Triple A Pawtucket. Through Monday he was hitting .321 on the season with a .957 OPS.
Betts, 21, has 28 stolen bases in 33 attempts and 33 extra-base hits.
Owens, also 21, is 9-3 with a 1.99 earned run average in 14 starts for Portland. The lefthander has struck out 89 in 86 innings and allowed only 54 hits.
Owens leads the Eastern League in ERA, strikeouts, complete games (3), shutouts (2) and opposing batting average (.178). He also established a franchise record with 27 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings from May 19 to June 14.
A supplemental first-round draft pick in 2011, Owens is 32-14 with a 3.18 ERA in 63 games over three seasons.
The 5 p.m. game will be on MLB Network. A dozen players — Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Evan Longoria among them — played in the Futures Game and were named to the All-Star team a year later.Peter Abraham can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.