A pair of former Virginia infielders will be in opposing dugouts later this month at the Triple-A All-Star Game in Durham, NC.
Chris Taylor will be the starting shortstop for the Pacific Coast League team, while Phil Gosselin will be a member of the International League team. Both players will be appearing in the Triple-A All-Star game for the first time.
Taylor, a fifth round pick of the Seattle Mariners in the 2012 MLB Draft, is in his first season with the PCL's Tacoma Rainiers. Taylor currently ranks sixth in the league with a .322 batting average, and leads the Rainiers with 118 total bases.
Gosselin is in his second season with the IL's Gwinnett Braves, after being selected by the Atlanta Braves in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. Gosselin -- who made his major league debut last season -- his currently fourth in the IL with a .320 batting average, and tied for the league lead with 98 hits.
The Triple-A All-Star Game is scheduled for July 16 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.