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Brandon Nimmo selected to All-Star Futures Game

Mets minor league prospect Brandon Nimmo runs after

Mets minor league prospect Brandon Nimmo runs after hitting a pitch during the ninth inning of an exhibition game against Venezuela. (March 6, 2013) Credit: AP

Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo was selected by fans to represent the organization in the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field on July 14, Major League Baseball announced Monday.

Nimmo will join pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard as Mets farmhands on the United States team. Pitcher Rafael Montero will be on the World squad.

Nimmo, the 13th overall pick in the 2011 draft, was batting .277 with one home run and 22 RBIs for Class A Savannah before action Monday night. He beat out four other prospects, including Yankees Double-A outfielder Tyler Austin.

Online-only voting for All-Star starters in the majors ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m. The Mets eagerly are awaiting the results to see if David Wright will be voted in as the starting third baseman. Starters will be announced Saturday night.

In the last tabulation, Wright had a 128,831-vote lead over San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval.

Tejada moving up

Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) will join Ike Davis at Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday after playing nine innings for the Gulf Coast League Mets in a rehab game.

Manager Terry Collins said Tejada needs to play well at Las Vegas -- not just get healthy -- before he rejoins the Mets. "I want him to have some success," Collins said. "When he was here, he was struggling. In order to come back, you've got to have some confidence in what you're doing. So I want him to go down there and have some success."

Davis, by the way, was batting .290 with five homers, 10 RBIs and an on base-plus-slugging percentage of 1.065 in 18 games for Las Vegas before Monday night's game.

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