Catcher Lou Marson and shortstop Jason Donald were selected onto the roster for the U.S. Olympic team, which will compete starting Aug. 13 in the Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Marson is hitting .321 with 4 HR and 45 RBI for AA Reading this season. Donald is hitting .301 with 12 HR and 47 RBI. Both participated in the MLB Futures Game, a pseudo tryout for the U.S. Olympic team.
Good news for those two, who definitely have played their way onto this honor. Donald remains a big trading chip for the Phils, while the Phils don’t want to give away Marson. I agree. The kid will be special. Of course, Donald shouldn’t be that bad either in the show.