6/7 12 Smokies named All-Stars
Twelve players on the Double-A Tennessee team were named Tuesday to the Southern League All-Star Game. Steve Clevenger, Ryan Flaherty, Marwin Gonzalez, Brett Jackson, Blake Lalli, DJ LeMahieu, Rebel Ridling and Matt Spencer will join teammates Marco Carrillo, Rafael Dolis, Trey McNutt and Rob Whitenack on the North Division roster at Pringles Park in Jackson, Tenn. for the game on June 21.
Carrillo and LeMahieu, who have both been promoted to Triple-A Iowa and Cubs, respectively, were named to the All-Star team, but will not participate. The 12 members of the 2011 class makes Smokies history for most All-Star selections, surpassing the 2010 class of eight.
— Carrie Muskat