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Two Salt Lake Bees chosen for Team USA baseball

Two Salt Lake Bees chosen for Team USA baseball



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake Bees infielder Matthew Brown and pitcher Kevin Jepsen were chosen Wednesday as members of the U.S. baseball team headed to the Beijing Olympics.

Only one college player was chosen -- San Diego State pitcher Stephen Strasburg, whose 23-strikeout performance on April 11th brought him national attention.

The U.S. team features 14 Triple-A players, seven Double-A players and one Class-A representative. The Salt Lake Bees are part of the Pacific Coast League, a Triple-A team.

Team USA general manager Bob Watson says he wanted a veteran club with some younger prospects too.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV-07-16-08 1420MDT

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