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June 29, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Five Sea Dogs named Eastern League All-Stars


Five members of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs were named to the 2011 All-Star game which will take place on July 13 in Manchester, NH at Notheast Delta Dental Stadium.

Pitchers Stephen Fife and Alex Wilson will be joining infielder Will Middlebrooks and outfielders Chih-Hsien Chiang and Alex Hassan as members of the Eastern Division squad. Middlebooks and Chiang were also selected for the MLB Futures Game on July 10.

Fife, 24, was also an Eastern League All-Star in 2010. This season for Portland he has compiled a 8-3 record with a 3.28 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts).

Wilson, 24, was a Carolina League All-Star as a member of the High-A Salem Red Sox last season. In 2011, Wilson has gone 6-4 with a 2.82 ERA with 72 strikeouts in 79.2 innings pitched.

Middlebrooks, currently on rehab with the Short-Season Lowell Spinners, has hit .294/.335/.478 with 8 home runs and 32 RBI this season for Portland.

Chiang, 23, is in the midst of a breakout season, his sixth as a professional. He is currently hitting .301/.357/.616 with 13 home runs, 21 doubles and 50 RBI in 60 games for the Sea Dogs. He is currently leading the Eastern League in OPS (.973) and second in RBI (50).

Hassan, 23, is also having a stellar first go around in Portland. This season in 72 games for the Sea Dogs, Hassan is hitting .323/.447/.933 with 20 doubles, 7 home runs and 41 RBI. He currently leads the Eastern League in OBP (.447) and walks (51), is second overall in OPS (.933), and fourth in batting average (.323).

 
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