Alvarez, Molleken on World Cup rosters


Double-A Altoona third baseman Pedro Alvarez and right-handed reliever Dustin Molleken will play in the World Cup. Alvarez will play for Team USA and Molleken will represent his native Canada.

Alvarez and Molleken will leave the Curve after Thursday’s game against Trenton.

Alvarez has hit .325 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 54 games with Altoona. In 16 outings for the Curve, Molleken is 1-1 with a 5.01 ERA. Both players started the season with Class A Lynchburg and were promoted June 23.

Team USA will arrive in Germany on Sept. 7, and will face Germany, Venezuela and China in round-robin play.