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Three Chihuahuas Players, One Coach Named Triple-A All-Stars

The El Paso Chihuahuas will be well represented at the 2016 Sonic Automotive Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 13 in Charlotte, N.C. Today the Pacific Coast League announced Carlos Asuaje, Casey McElroy and Hunter Renfroe will suit up for the Pacific Coast League team against the International League All-Stars at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, home of the Charlotte Knights, the Chicago White Sox Triple-A affiliate.

Chihuahuas outfielder #2 Carlos Asuaje with the diving catch
Chihuahuas outfielder #2 Carlos Asuaje with the diving catch

Carlos Asuaje – The 24-year-old infielder will attend his third consecutive all-star game at the third different level after being named a Pacific Coast League All-Star.

Asuaje participated in the 2014 Single-A South Atlantic League All-Star Game and the 2015 Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game.

The Venezuelan-born infielder is tied for the Triple-A lead in triples with seven and is currently hitting .324 for the Chihuahuas.

Asuaje will also play in the 2016 All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park in San Diego on Sunday, July 10.

 

#5 Casey McElroy in the 70's Themed throwback jersey
#5 Casey McElroy in the 70’s Themed throwback jersey

Casey McElroy – McElroy had an explosive start to the month of May and is putting together a strong second season in Triple-A.

The 26-year-old infielder was PCL Player of the Week for May 2-8 after going 14-for-28 (.500) at the plate with nine RBIs.

He had a stretch of play in which he collected multiple hits in 12 out of 13 games and is currently hitting .306.

This is McElroy’s second minor league all-star nomination after appearing in the 2014 Texas League All-Star Game for the Double-A San Antonio Missions.

 

Chihuahuas #10 Hunter Renfroe slides in for the Triple
Chihuahuas #10 Hunter Renfroe slides in for the Triple

Hunter Renfroe – Renfroe leads all Triple-A players in home runs (18), hits (104), extra-base hits (47) and is tied with teammate Manuel Margot in runs scored (59).

Renfroe was PCL Player of the Week for April 18-24, 2016 after homering in four consecutive games.

The 24-year-old outfielder from Mississippi will play in his third minor league all-star game after previously participating in the California/Carolina League All-Star Game for High-

A Lake Elsinore in 2014 as well as the Northwest/Pioneer League All-Star Game in 2013 for Short-Season Eugene.

Renfroe will also play in the 2016 Futures Game at Petco Park on Sunday, July 10.

These players will join infielders Jonathan Galvez and Cody Decker as Chihuahuas to play in a Triple-A All-Star Game. In 2015 at Omaha’s Werner Park, Decker became the first Chihuahua to start a Triple-A All-Star Game.

As previously announced, Chihuahuas pitching coach Bronswell Patrick, a native of North Carolina, will serve as the pitching coach for the Pacific Coast League.

The stakes of the Triple-A All-Star Game are similar to those of the MLB All-Star Game. The winning league will be rewarded as the home team for the 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tennessee, home of the PCL’s Memphis Redbirds.

The 2016 Sonic Automotive Triple-A All-Star Game will be televised live on MLB Network at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on July 13 and the radio broadcast can be heard live on the El Paso Chihuahuas flagship station, 600 ESPN El Paso.

The Chihuahuas open a four-game homestand against the Reno Aces tonight. Tickets are still available for the series, including GECU’s Independence Day celebration games, with post-game fireworks shows on July 2 and July 3. Fans can purchase tickets at 915-533-BASE or www.epchihuahuas.com

Chihuahuas’ McElroy Honored as PCL’s Player of the Week; Grizzlies’ Rodgers Nabs Pitcher of Week

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Pacific Coast League announced this afternoon that El Paso Chihuahuas’ infielder Casey McElroy and Fresno Grizzlies’ pitcher Brady Rodgers have been named the Player and Pitcher of the Week for May 2-8.

McElroy tied for PCL-bests by hitting .500 (14-for-28) with 9 RBI. His 14 hits led all of Minor League Baseball, while his 11 runs paced all Triple-A players.

Furthermore, McElroy connected for six extra-base hits, registered 21 total bases and had a 1.234 OPS (.484 on-base, .750 slugging). The California native played in all seven of the Chihuahuas games last week, collecting multiple hits in six and scoring multiple runs in five.

After starting the year 1-for-13 in six games, McElroy has two-plus hits in eight of his last nine contests, hitting .514 (18-for-35) since April 26. He has spent his entire professional career in the Padres organization after being selected by San Diego in the 11th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft from Auburn.

Through 400 career games, McElroy has hit .270 with 29 homers and 208 RBI. He previously was honored as Player of Week on June 25, 2012 with the Single-A California League’s Lake Elsinore Storm. McElroy is the second Chihuahua to win this award this season, as outfielder Hunter Renfroe did so for the week of April 18-24.

In his only appearance of the week, Rodgers tossed a four-hit, complete game shutout, striking out nine in a May 4 start against Reno. It marked the first nine-inning, complete game shutout in the Pacific Coast League since August 17, 2015 when Sacramento’s Ty Black did so against Round Rock.

Additionally, Rodgers’ outing was the PCL’s first nine-inning, complete game shutout on four or fewer hits with no walks since May 7, 2013, when Colorado Springs’ Tyler Chatwood did so against Iowa. Rodgers allowed only one Aces runner to reach second base all game.

The 25-year-old is in his fifth professional season with the Astros – and third in Triple-A – after being selected by Houston in the third round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Arizona State. He has gone 34-31 in 94 games (76 starts) with a 4.38 ERA (456.2 IP, 222 ER), sporting a 4.51 strikeout-to-walk ratio (366 strikeouts, 81 walks).

Rodgers won his only other Pitcher of the Week award in June 2013 with Single-A Lancaster. The last Fresno pitcher to win this award was Mike Hauschild for the week of August 3-9, 2015.

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