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Cincinnati Reds prospects Jose Barrero, Nick Lodolo shine in Futures Game

DENVER – In a showcase featuring many of baseball’s future stars, Cincinnati Reds prospect Jose (Garcia) Barrero fit right in.

Barrero pummeled a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning, the first hit of the game, and he scored twice to help the National League squad to an 8-3 victory in the Futures Game at Colorado’s Coors Field. He was a candidate for MVP honors before Chicago Cubs prospect Brannen Davis homered twice.

It was a special moment for those who know Barrero. He changed his last name in May to honor his mother, who died from a COVID-related illness.