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July 17, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Jose Almonte, Victor Acosta named DSL All-Stars

The Dominican Summer League has announced its 2013 All-Stars, and two players from the Red Sox affiliate have been named to the American League squad: right-handed pitcher Jose Almonte and third baseman Victor Acosta

Almonte, a 17-year-old out of Venezuela, received the largest bonus the Red Sox gave out in the 2012-13 signing period at $610,000. He has lived up to his high expectations early on, with a stellar 1.80 ERA and 1.033 WHIP in 30 innings through his first seven professional starts. Almonte leads the DSL Sox with 31 strikeouts, and has walked only 13. 

Born June 2, 1996, Acosta is the youngest player on the American League team. Like Almonte, Acosta signed out of Venezuela during the 2012-13 period. He has a .242/.321/.379 line, and shares the DSL Red Sox team lead with nine extra-base hits while ranking second with seven stolen bases.

Hat tip to SoxProspects.com forum contributor vermontsox1.