Triple-A Round Rock manager Wood to coach on U.S. team
By Cody Stavenhagen
ARLINGTON -- Double-A Frisco outfielders Nomar Mazara and Nick Williams were selected to the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Thursday. Triple-A Round Rock manager Jason Wood will also serve as a coach on the U.S. team.
Rangers No. 3 prospect Mazara (World Team) is hitting .286 with nine home runs and 38 RBIs for the RoughRiders. He signed with the Rangers as an international free agent in July 2011.
Rangers No. 7 prospect Williams (U.S. Team) is hitting .294 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs. Williams was a second-round pick in 2012.
Wood is in his first season managing Round Rock after leading Frisco to an 80-win season and a Texas League playoff appearance last season. He managed the Rangers' former Class A affiliate Myrtle Beach from 2011-13 and made the playoffs in each of those seasons.
Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League Clubs, selected the 25 players currently on each team. Ken Griffey Sr. will manage the U.S. Team, while Tony Perez will be the skipper of the World Team.
The 17th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game takes place at 2 p.m. CT on July 12, and it can be seen live on MLB Network and MLB.com, with Matt Vasgersian, Dan Plesac, Heidi Watney and Jonathan Mayo on the call. In addition, SiriusXM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio (XM channel 89; Sirius channel 209). MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game. Fans can stay updated by following @FuturesGame on Twitter and can send/receive tweets to/from the U.S. and World dugouts during the game by tagging tweets with the hashtags #USDugout and #WorldDugout.
Cody Stavenhagen is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.