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Third-base prospect Nunez gets Futures Game nod

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NEW YORK -- A's prospect Renato Nunez has been named to the World roster for the 16th annual XM All-Star Futures Game, to be played July 13 at Minnesota's Target Field.

The organization is not represented on the U.S. roster.

Nunez, a third baseman ranked by MLB.com as the club's No. 6 prospect, entered the day batting .272 with 12 home runs and 39 RBIs through 65 games for Class A Advanced Stockton.

He was signed by the A's in 2010 for $2.2 million out of Venezuela.

The Futures Game, slated for 2 p.m. PT, will be featured on MLB Network for the first time and will be called by Matt Vasgersian, Sean Casey and Heidi Watney, along with MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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