Prospect Lopez selected for Futures Game

Recently promoted to Triple-A, righty to pitch for World Team

Prospect Lopez selected for Futures Game

WASHINGTON -- Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez will represent the Nationals in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Lopez, the Nationals' No. 5 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, will pitch for the World Team, managed by former Major League All-Star Moises Alou, during next month's game on Sunday, July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.

Lopez had a 3.18 ERA with 100 strikeouts and 25 walks in 76 1/3 innings through 14 starts for Double-A Harrisburg, which earned him a promotion to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

He signed with the Nationals out of the Dominican Republic in 2012, and commands a fastball that sits in the mid-90s and at times can touch triple-digits.

Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.