OMAHA, Neb. (WDAF) — Omaha Storm Chasers outfielder Bubba Starling had been named to the USA Olympic baseball team and will be headed to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Starling, who is signed to a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals, grew up in Gardner, Kansas and attended Gardner Edgerton High School.
The 28-year-old was the fifth overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Royals and was promoted to the major leagues in 2019.
After the 2020 season, Starling was non-tendered before re-signing to the Storm Chasers.
In 2021, Starling is batting .271 with 7 homeruns and 17 RBI in 85 at-bats.
Team USA Baseball schedule
July 30 – USA vs Israel – Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan
July 31 – USA vs Korea – Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan
August 1-7 – Knockout Stage