Four T-Bones picked for American Association All-Star game

Four Kansas City T-Bones players were picked to play in tonight’s American Association All-Star game.

The four are infielder Dylan Tice, catcher Roy Morales, right-handed pitcher Tommy Collier and left-handed pitcher Nick Lee.

They will play on the South Division All-Star team at the American Association All-Star game at 7:05 p.m. July 23 at CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tice, a reserve utility player for the South, is hitting .309 with 14 stolen bases. He leads the team in runs scored at 30.

Morales is the only T-Bone to have a four-RBI game this season. He has the team-best .315 average with a home run and 16 RBI in 32 games. He will be a reserve catcher in the All-Star game, behind John Nester of Cleburne.

Collier has a 3.86 ERA, striking out 48, and leads the T-Bones in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. He gave up only four earned runs in his last 26 innings.

Lee has a 3.0 ERA, and has struck out 35 in 24 innings this season.

The T-Bones are sending their field staff to the All-Star game. Manager Joe Calfapietra will manage the team, joined by pitching coach Bill Sobee, bench coach John West and first base coach Frank White.

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