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Ryan Wheeler makes second Triple-A all-star game in a row

Published: July 2, 2013, 1:27 pm, by Joe Paisley

wheeler mug sky soxColorado Springs Sky Sox third baseman Ryan Wheeler made the Pacific Coast League team for the annual Triple-A All-Star Game on July 17 in Reno, Nev., the league announced Tuesday.

It is the 24-year-old’s second all-star appearance after making the team as a member of the Reno Aces. He is tied for third in the PCL with 50 RBIs, which leads the Sky Sox. He also leads the Rockies’ top affiliate in hitting (.302, 77-for-255) and has five homers, 14 doubles and 41 run scored.

The fifth-round Arizona draft pick (2009) was traded to the Rockies this offseason for reliever Matt Reynolds. He played 50 games with the Diamondbacks (.239, six doubles, 11 runs scored, 10 RBIs) last season. Earlier this summer, the Loyola Marymount product played six games as a Rockies reserve, batting 1-for-9 with a double.

Sky Sox players Corey Dickerson, Matt McBride and Drew Pomeranz all received enough votes to be named to the all-star team but cannot play because Dickerson and Pomeranz are playing for the Rockies. McBride is on the disabled list (neck).