Bart Miadich an All-Star

Portland Beavers right-handed pitcher Bart Miadich has been selected to represent the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game, July 14 at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.

Bart Miadich, who tied for the lead in votes among relief pitchers in the league, joins Beavers trainer John Maxwell in representing the Beavers in the annual game.

Miadich, 28, is 3-4 with a 3.57 ERA (14 earned runs, 35.1 innings) in 31 relief appearances with the Beavers this season. His 12 saves tie him for third-best in the PCL; he is tied for fifth in the league in games.

Ironically, Miadich has not had a save his last seven trips to the mound and has seemingly lost the job of closer with the team.

Miadich signed with the San Diego Padres as a minor league free agent following the 2003 season after three campaigns in the Anaheim Angels system. The right-hander made his major league debut with the Angels in 2001, also appearing in one game with the club last season.

Miadich, who began his career in the Boston Red Sox organization, has amassed 69 saves at the Triple-A level over the past four seasons and, with 57, is the career save leader for the Salt Lake Stingers, with whom he played for the better part of the last three seasons.

It's Miadich's second trip to the Triple-A All-Star Game. He represented the Stingers and the PCL in the 2002 game, played in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The game will be broadcast across North America at 4:10 p.m. (Pacific) by ESPN2 and will be distributed worldwide on the Sporting News Radio Network.

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