from Will Cornelius Greensboro Grasshoppers’ media:
GRASSHOPPERS ADD BASS TO ALL-STAR LINEUP
GREENSBORO, NC â€“ South Atlantic League President Eric Krupa announced updated rosters for the 50th annual SAL All-Star game, adding Grasshoppersâ€™ outfielder Justin Bass to the Northern Division roster.
Bass has managed to become a quiet threat in the Grasshoppersâ€™ lineup this season, hitting a league-best .378 with 8 home runs in May, while snagging Player of the Week honors for the final week of the month. Bassâ€™s 11 total home runs are good for tops on the Grasshoppersâ€™ club, and currently rank fourth in the SAL.
â€œHe has just continued to work,â€ said Manager Darin Everson. â€œHe refined what he already had to work himself into a very good all-around player.â€
Bass will replace another good all-around player in former Kannapolis outfielder Tyler Kuhn. Kuhnâ€™s promotion earned Bass the starting left field spot in the mid-summer classic, making him the third Grasshopper to appear in the 2009 starting lineup. The addition of the Bass gives the Grasshoppers their fifth All-Star representative, the second most of any Northern Division club.