Gwinnett Braves second-base prospect Ozzie Albies and pitcher Lucas Simms were selected for the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game on Thursday.  (PHOTO / JASON GETZ)
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G-Braves Albies, Sims selected to Triple-A All-Star Game

Gwinnett Braves infielder Ozzie Albies and pitcher Lucas Sims were named to the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game roster, the International League announced on Thursday.

Albies and Sims and 15 other players were selected by the International League office after 13 other players were elected by a vote from International League managers, general managers, media member and fans.

Albies, the Atlanta Braves No. 1 prospect, has a batting average of .271 with six home runs, 31 RBIs and 18 stolen bases in 69 games with the G-Braves this season.

In his second season with Gwinnett, Sims has a 3.98 ERA in 15 starts.

The Triple-A All-Star Game will be played in Tacoma, Wash. on July 12. The game will be broadcast on the MLB Network, American Forces Network and MiLB.TV and is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

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