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Reno Aces manager Blake Lalli will coach in MLB's Futures Game

Blake Lalli
Reno Aces manager{ }Blake Lalli will take part in the Futures Games. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

First-year Reno Aces manager Blake Lalli will serve as a bench coach of the the National League Team in Major League Baseball's All-Star Futures Game.

The game is part of All-Star Weekend and is a showcase for the game's brightest future stars. The contest will be held July 11 at Coors Field in Denver, Colo., home of the Rockies. The seven-inning game will feature the top minor-league prospects representing the National and American Leagues.

“I am very grateful to be a part of the Futures game this year,” Lalli said in a news release. “To be able to spend a couple of days around the best young players in the world will be exciting. I can’t wait to watch these kids put on a show for everyone and for baseball fans to see what kind of talent is coming.”

In his first season at the helm of the Aces, Lalli has guided the Aces to a 31-17 record and the top spot in Triple-A West. The Aces have been one of the best offenses in the minor leagues and lead the Triple-A in average (.301), runs (375) and doubles (112), on-base percentage (.381), slugging (.539) and OPS (.920).

The 38-year-old Pittsburgh native is in his fourth season as a coach, including his first at the Triple-A level. Lalli’s final season as a player was 2017, when he appeared in 16 games for the Gwinnett Braves. He spent parts of three seasons in the big leagues, appearing in 32 games.

The game, which will start at 12 p.m. Pacific time, will air on MLB Network, and SiriusXM with Scott Braun, Yonder Alonso and Jonathan Mayo on the call.

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