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Marson, Donald Headed to the Olympics

Phillies prospects Lou Marson and Jason Donald have been selected to play for Team USA next month at the Beijing Olympics.

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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