Springer gets a hit in MLB Futures game

Springer gets a hit in MLB Futures game
July 14, 2013, 5:30 pm
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(Brad Penner - USA Today Sports Images)

The All-Star festivities began in earnest Sunday as the best minor leaguers took center stage at Citi Field for the MLB Futures game on Sunday afternoon.

Astros prospects George Springer and Delino DeShields Jr were on the U.S. team while Carlos Correa was on the World squad in the exhibition, won by the U.S. team 4-2. Springer and DeShields started the game while Correa was a defensive replacement in the eighth inning for the World team.

Springer got the most playing time of all the Astros prospects, batting four times, going 1-3 with an infield single and was hit by a pitch. Springer's infield hit was fielded by Correa at short stop but he couldn't make the throw to first in time to get the Oklahoma City outfielder.

DeShields had two at bats, striking out and flying out but had a put-out on an attempted steal.

Correa didn’t get a chance to bat in the game but drew raves for his power during batting practice pregame.