The Boston Red Sox will have two prospects representing Team USA in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Triston Casas, the team's No. 1 prospect, was named to the the 24-man roster Friday along with Triple-A Worcester's Jack Lopez. Casas helped USA Baseball during the Baseball Americas Qualifier alongside fellow top Sox prospect Jarren Duran, who is not listed on the roster for the Olympic Games.
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Casas, 21, was selected by the Red Sox with the 26th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft and is the top-rated prospect on the Team USA roster. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound corner infielder is hitting .275/.357/.413 with four home runs and 23 RBI in 36 games with Double-A Portland this year.
Lopez was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2011. The 28-year-old utility man has hit .348/.385/.477 with the Sea Dogs and WooSox.
Duran's omission is a curious one given how the No. 3 Red Sox prospect is raking in Triple-A. The 24-year-old outfielder has 15 homers in 39 games. Being left off the Team USA roster could indicate a call up to the big-league club is right around the corner.
Team USA will arrive to Cary, North Carolina on Friday, July 16 to begin training for Tokyo 2020, then will play in a three-game exhibition series against the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team from July 18-20.
The Olympic Games baseball tournament is set to begin Friday, July 30 against Israel.