The Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs have announced that shortstop Zach Walters has been named to the International League All-Star Game to be played in Reno, Nev., on July 17.
Walters has hit a career-high 18 home runs and 44 RBIs in his first 77 games this season for the Chiefs. The 23-year-old Walters has collected 40 extra-base hits, 20 of those doubles and two triples.
He has been trending well recently at the dish. Walters is batting .316 since late May, with eight home runs and 20 RBIs. He has six hits in his last five games after a dry spell at the end of June.
Walters came to the Nationals from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2011 Jason Marquis trade. He played at three levels last season, moving from high Single-A Potomac to Double-A Harrisburg to Syracuse.
Walters is another University of San Diego product, alongside organizational teammates and former Toreros Sean Nicol and Sammy Solis.
* Double-A Harrisburg announced infielder Carlos Rivero has been transferred to the Senators from Syracuse and right-hander Paul Demny has been placed on the disabled list.