June 17, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Former Cincinnati Reds teammates Tony Perez and Ken Griffey Sr. will be the managers for the All-Star Futures Game at Cincinnati on July 12.

Perez played for the Reds from 1964-76 during a 23-season major league career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000. Griffey spent 19 seasons in the major leagues and was with the Reds from 1973-81 and 1988-90.

Major League Baseball announced the managers Wednesday. The Futures Game is the start of three days of All-Star activities at Great American Ball Park.

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