San Diego Padres legend Trevor Hoffman and six-time All-Star outfielder Moises Alou will return to the field as managers in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 10th at Petco Park in San Diego, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network. Hoffman, who currently works as Senior Advisor of Baseball Operations for the Padres, will manage the U.S. Team, while Alou, who serves as San Diego’s Special Assistant of Player Development, will lead the World squad.
The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 18th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of All-Star Sunday. The U.S. Team leads the all-time series, 11-6.
As part of its live All-Star Week programming, MLB Network will exclusively televise and MLB.com will live stream the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at 4:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. ET, with Matt Vasgersian, Dan Plesac, Heidi Watney and MLB.com prospect expert Jonathan Mayo on the call live from Petco Park.
SiriusXM, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of Major League Baseball, will provide live play-by-play coverage of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on MLB Network Radio (XM channel 89; Sirius channel 209) in addition to SiriusXM’s other comprehensive live coverage from San Diego. The game will also be available to SiriusXM subscribers on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smart phones and mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com. All-Star Sunday is the first of three days of All-Star events at Petco Park, culminating with the 87th Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on Tuesday, July 12th.
Hoffman, who ranks second all-time with 601 career saves, played 18 seasons in the Majors, including 16 with San Diego from 1993-2008. The seven-time NL All-Star, who was drafted by Cincinnati in the 11th round of the 1989 Draft, also played one season with Florida (1993) and two with Milwaukee (2009-10). In 1,035 career appearances, the right-hander posted a 2.87 ERA and 1,133 strikeouts over 1,089.1 innings pitched. The NL’s all-time leader in saves was a cornerstone of San Diego’s 1998 NL Pennant-winning team, notching a career-high and league-leading 53 saves along with a career-best 1.48 ERA. Hoffman, who is also an official spokesperson of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, finished in the top 10 in NL Cy Young voting on four occasions. In 2011, the Padres retired Trevor’s number 51, and in 2014, he was inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame. Also in 2014, MLB announced that it would annually honor the top NL relief pitcher with the “Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award.” Following his retirement, the California native worked three seasons (2011-13) for the Padres as a Special Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer, and one season (2014) as the club’s upper level pitching coordinator, before moving into his current role.
Alou, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the second overall pick in the 1986 January Draft, played 17 seasons in the Majors as an outfielder for the Pirates (1990), Montreal Expos (1990-96), Florida Marlins (1997), Houston Astros (1998-2001), Chicago Cubs (2002-04), San Francisco Giants (2005-06) and New York Mets (2007-08). The right-handed-hitting slugger compiled a .303 career batting average with 2,134 career hits, 332 home runs, 421 doubles and 1,287 RBI. Alou was a key contributor of the 1997 Marlins World Championship team, contributing a .321 batting average with three home runs, two doubles, six runs scored and nine RBI over the thrilling seven-game Fall Classic against the Cleveland Indians. The two-time Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger winner (1994, 1998) finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1992, and finished third in NL Most Valuable Player voting twice (1994, 1998). Following his playing career, Alou became general manager of Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League, and under his watch, the club won four national titles in the Domincan Republic (2010, 2012-13, 2016) and two Caribbean Series crowns (2010, 2012). In addition, Alou assembled the 2013 Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team that went undefeated en route to its first WBC title.
The remainder of the coaching staffs, as well as rosters and umpires for the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are available for purchase for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game by visiting www.allstargame.com or visiting the Padres box office at Petco Park.
MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park (July 12th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 11th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 10th), All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center (July 8th-12th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the city. The 87th Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.