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Bucs prospect Bell named to Futures Game roster

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Pirates outfield prospect Josh Bell will represent the team at the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Bell, ranked the No. 6 prospect in the organization, is batting .335 with nine home runs and 47 RBIs in 70 games for the Class A Advanced Bradenton Marauders.

Bell is leading the Florida State League with 141 total bases, ranks second in slugging percentage (.518) and hits (91), is third in batting average and is tied for third in extra-base hits (29) and RBIs. He is also hitting .427 (32-for-75) with a 1.189 OPS in June.

The players on the Pirates' active roster who have been selected to past Futures Games are third baseman Pedro Alvarez (2009), pitcher Gerrit Cole (2012), pitcher Jason Grilli (1999), outfielder Andrew McCutchen (2008), outfielder Gregory Polanco (2013), second baseman Neil Walker (2006), pitcher Francisco Liriano (2002, '05), outfielder Starling Marte (2011), catcher Russell Martin (2005), pitcher Stolmy Pimentel (2010) and pitcher Edinson Volquez (2005).

The Futures Game features two teams of prospects, the U.S. Team and the World Team. It will take place at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 13, at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club. Each Major League organization is represented, and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.

David Adler is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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