In addition to Lexington Legends pitcher Miguel Almonte, there will be a home-grown Lexington connection in the MLB Futures Game.
Andy Green, out of Lexington Christian Academy and the University of Kentucky, is part of the Team USA coaching staff for the July 14 game at New York's Citi Field.
Green, manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks' Class 2A-affiliate Mobile BayBears, is the third consecutive former UK standout to take part in the Futures Game. James Paxton (at UK 2008-2010) pitched for the World team in 2011 and Alex Meyer (2009-11) pitched for the USA last year.
Green, who played for the Wildcats from 1997 through 2000, is part of a USA staff managed by former New York Mets center fielder Mookie Wilson.
Green played four seasons in the big leagues, with the Diamondbacks and Mets. He batted .200 over 140 games, with seven doubles, two homers and 12 RBI, stealing two bases. He hit .295 in 10 years of minor-league ball.
"It's a great opportunity to represent the organization, to have a neat experience and to go to Citi Field, which was the last place I played a Major League game," Green said in an article on AL.com. "So it will be nice to return there."
■ The Team USA roster includes Lancaster (Calif.) JetHawks and former Lexington Legends second baseman Delino DeShields Jr., Louisville Bats center fielder Billy Hamilton and right-handed pitcher Taylor Guerrieri of the Bowling Green Hot Rods.