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Ryon Healy to represent the Oakland A's at MLB All-Star Futures Game

Corner infield prospect Ryon Healy will represent the Oakland A's at the 2016 MLB All-Star Futures Game.

Southern California native Ryon Healy will have an opportunity to play in front of friends and family at the annual MLB All-Star Futures Game in July. Healy was named to the United States roster. The game is part of the MLB All-Star weekend, which takes place this year in San Diego. Healy is the A's only representative in this year's showcase.

The University of Oregon product has scalded minor league pitching this season. He began the year in Double-A thanks to a backlog of corner infielders ahead of him in Triple-A. Healy forced his way onto the Nashville roster, hitting .338/.409/.628 with eight homers in 36 games for the Midland RockHounds. That performance was a continuation of a very hot second half of 2015 for Healy with Midland. Healy helped to lead the 'Hounds to a Texas League title with a .335/.358/.476 second half and a .355 post-season average.

On May 17, Healy finally got the call to Triple-A, and he has maintained his level of performance despite the jump in competition. In 39 games with the Nashville Sounds, Healy is batting .346/.391/.556 with five homers. His 13 homers this season are three away from matching his single-season career-high. Healy is also nearing his career-high in doubles (he currently has 27 and 31 is his career-best) and he has established a career-high with four triples. He is also one away from matching his career-high in walks (30).

Healy, a third-round pick in 2013, has appeared in 41 games at first base and 18 games at third base this season. He turned 24 in January. Healy will be eligible for the Rule 5 draft if not added to the A's 40-man roster this off-season (or sooner).

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