6/24/2014 6:56 P.M. ET
Harvey, Alvarez named to Futures Game rosters
By Brittany Ghiroli / MLB.com
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles will have two players in the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, with right-handed pitcher Hunter Harvey and outfielder Dariel Alvarez named to the rosters on Tuesday.
Harvey, the Orioles' first-round Draft pick in 2013, will be on Team USA. Alvarez, who is currently with Double-A Bowie, will play for the World Team.
The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 16th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of Taco Bell All-Star Sunday. Team USA, which has won each of the last four contests, leads the all-time series, 9-6. The game will begin at 5 p.m. ET and can be viewed live on MLB Network and MLB.com.
Harvey, who is currently with Class A Delmarva, is 4-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 13 games. He has pitched 66 1/3 innings and allowed 47 hits, 22 earned runs and 28 walks with 76 strikeouts. He is the club's No. 3 prospect, according to MLB.com.
Alvarez is batting .308 in 73 games for Bowie and has 19 doubles and 12 home runs. The Cuban native, signed by the Orioles to a Minor League contract on July 24, 2013, also has 57 RBIs.
"I was talking to [Minor League hitting instructor] Jeff [Manto] today about him. He really likes him," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Alvarez. "My second question was how is he defensively? They made a move with him to center field. He's probably more a corner [outfielder] up here. He likes him as much as any of our offensive prospects. He's 26, but you kind of throw that out."
• Bud Norris and Chris Tillman will throw bullpen sessions on Wednesday. If Norris feels OK, he will start on Friday, otherwise Tillman will get the nod. The plan is for Kevin Gausman, who reported to Bowie on Tuesday for a bullpen session, to pitch the first game of Friday's doubleheader.
• Veteran lefty Mark Hendrickson was at Camden Yards on Tuesday afternoon for a tryout as he hopes to get a Minor League contract.
• The Orioles officially outrighted outfielder Francisco Peguero to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday and announced the signing of Randy Wolf to a Minor League deal.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.