Marson, Donald Headed to the Olympics

Phillies prospects Lou Marson and Jason Donald have been selected to play for Team USA from Aug. 8-24 at the Beijing Olympics. They will leave the Reading Phillies on July 28.

Marson, a catcher, and Donald, a shortstop, both play for double-A Reading.

Donald, the organization's third-round pick in 2006, is hitting .301 with 16 doubles, three triples, 12 homers and 47 RBIs at the all-star break. Marson, the team's fourth-round pick in 2004, is hitting .321 and leading the Eastern League with a .442 on-base percentage. He also has 16 doubles, four homers and 45 RBIs.

Gulf Coast League Phillies manager Roly de Armas will be a coach on the team managed by Davey Johnson.

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