The American Association announced that infielder David Espinosa and pitcher Kris Regas will represent the T-Bones on the South team in the All-Star Game on July 29 in Winnipeg.
“I’m excited for Regas and Espinosa,” said T-Bones manager John Massarelli. “With Regas as one of the league’s top closers and Espy among league leaders in several offensive categories, they’re great selections.”
Espinosa, who has been selected as a “utility player,” has been a force for Kansas City offensively this season, hitting .298 with a .410 on-base percentage. He leads the league in triples with 10, while also ranking 10th in doubles (16), fifth in extra-base hits (27) and fifth in walks (41). Espinosa has been versatile for the T-Bones, playing left field, first base and designated hitter.
Regas has been the anchor for the Kansas City bullpen in 2014 with a 2.17 ERA and 34 strikeouts in only 37 1/3 innings of work. The left-hander is 4-1 this season and is tied for third in the league with 12 saves.
Espinosa and Regas will join the rest of the South team on Tuesday, July 29, as they take on the North at Shaw Park in Winnipeg for the league’s first All-Star Game since 2010.
– Story from T-Bones