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By Bart Harvey
Second baseman Willie Calhoun and right-handed pitcher Jharel Cotton were both selected to play in this year’s MLB Futures Game. The game will be played on July 10 at Petco Park, two days prior to the All-Star Game.
- The 21-year old Calhoun, featured recently at Dodger Insider, has a .799 OPS for Double-A Tulsa, despite a recent 1-for-24 slump, with 14 home runs in 74 games.
- Cotton allowed four runs in five innings Sunday, but still has 82 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings this year for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Highlights from the Dodger farm system for June 27 follow …
- O’Koyea Dickson recorded a three-run home run, his second in as many days and seventh on the season. Dickson’s blast helped Oklahoma City take the first game of a doubleheader against the Iowa Cubs, 10-9. The 26-year old has a .345/.410/.621 slashline in 39 games this season.
- In his first start since being called up from Rookie Level Ogden, Darien Tubbs went 2-for-5 with an RBI and stolen base and helped lead the Single-A Great Lakes Loons to a 6-5 win. The 21-year-old outfielder was drafted in the 16th round this year and went 9-for-21 with three doubles and one triple in five games with Ogden this year. Tubbs’ ninth inning RBI-single tied the game before catcher Gage Green beat out an infield single to give the Loons a walk-off win.
- Romer Cuadrado recorded his first two this season in the Rookie Level AZL Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the AZL Mariners. The 18-year-old outfielder from Venezuela was signed by the Dodgers in 2014 and spent last season in the Dominican Summer League.
- Right-hander Jesus Vargas made his third Dominican Summer League start of the season and did not factor into the decision despite throwing five scoreless innings in the Dodgers’ 5-3 loss to the Orioles2. The 17-year-old is 3-1 with a 1.74 ERA in five appearances (three starts) this season.