The 2014 All-Star Futures Game is just around the corner.
The game features the brightest and best young players from the United States and the rest of the world and will take place on Sunday, July 13 at the Minnesota Twins' Target Field.
The U.S. team holds bragging rights over the World team, winning the last four contests, and leading the all-time series 9-6.
However, the Giants Triple-A pitcher Edwin Escobar and A's minor league infielder Renato Nunez hope to change this.
The two Venezuelans made the 25-man World team roster and will be teammates at the 16th All-Star Futures Game.
Escobar, a left-handed pitcher, is one of three Triple-A pitchers on the World team.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound hurler has a 5.31 ERA, and a 3-6 record with the Giants' minor league affiliate - the Fresno Grizzlies.
Nunez joins a talented infield that includes the Colorado Rockies' Rossell Herrera, and the Houston Astros top prospect shortstop Carlos Correa.
The right-handed slugger is hitting .272 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI for the Stockton Ports in the California League.