MLB All-Star Teams Announced

Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced the players who will be the starters for the 2015 All-Star Game on July 14th in Cincinnati.

With the exception of the starting pitcher for both teams, each position player starting the game is voted in through popular voting.

The following players were voted to start the All-Star game:

American League

Catcher: Salvador Pérez (Kansas City Royals)
First Base: Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers)
Second Base: Jose Altuve (Houston Astros)
Third Base: Josh Donaldson (Toronto Blue Jays)
Shortstop: Alcides Escobar (Kansas City Royals)
Outfielder: Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels)
Outfielder: Lorenzo Cain (Kansas City Royals)
Outfielder: Alex Gordon (Kansas City Royals)
Designated Hitter: Nelson Cruz (Seattle Mariners)

Reserve players are:

Catcher: Russell Martin (Toronto Blue Jays)
Catcher: Stephan Vogt (Oakland Athletics)
First Base: Albert Pujols (Los Angeles Angels)
First Base: Prince Fielder (Texas Rangers)
First Base: Mark Teixeira (New York Yankees)
Second Base: Jason Kipnis (Cleveland Indians)
Shortstop: Jose Iglesias (Detroit Tigers)
Third Base: Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles)
Infielder: Brock Holt (Boston Red Sox)
Outfielder: J.D. Martinez (Detroit Tigers)
Outfielder: Jose Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays)
Outfielder: Adam Jones (Baltimore Orioles)

The following pitchers were named to the All-Star Game:

Sonny Gray (Oakland Athletics)
Felix Hernandez (Seattle Mariners)
Chris Archer (Tampa Bay Rays)
David Price (Detroit Tigers)
Dallas Keuchel (Houston Astros)
Chris Sale (Chicago White Sox)
Dellin Betances (New York Yankees)
Brad Boxberger (Tampa Bay Rays)
Kelvin Herrera (Kansas City Royals)
Wade Davis (Kansas City Royals)
Darren O’Day (Baltimore Orioles)
Glen Perkins (Minnesota Twins)
Zach Britton (Baltimore Orioles)

Due to Miguel Cabrera being injured, Albert Pujols will start at first base, and Mark Teixeira fills the spot on the team that Cabrera would have filled.

National League

Catcher: Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants)
First Base: Paul Goldschmidt (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Second Base: Dee Gordon (Miami Marlins)
Third Base: Todd Frazier (Cincinnati Reds)
Shortstop: Jhonny Peralta (St. Louis Cardinals)
Outfielder: Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals)
Outfielder: Giancarlo Stanton (Miami Marlins)
Outfielder: Matt Holliday (St. Louis Cardinals)

The reserve players are:

Catcher: Yadier Molina (St. Louis Cardinals)
Catcher: Yasmani Grandal (Los Angeles Dodgers)
First Base: Anthony Rizzo (Chicago Cubs)
First Base: Adrian Gonzalez (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Second Base: DJ LeMahieu (Colorado Rockies)
Second Base: Joe Panik (San Francisco Giants)
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants)
Third Base: Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies)
Third Base: Kris Bryant (Chicago Cubs)
Outfielder: Andrew McCutchen (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Outfielder: Joc Pederson (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Outfielder: Justin Upton (San Diego Padres)
Outfielder: A.J. Pollock (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Kris Bryant replaces the injured Giancarlo Stanton on the roster, while Andrew McCutchen will start in place of Stanton.

The following pitchers have been named to the All-Star Game:

Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals)
Zack Greinke (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Gerrit Cole (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Michael Wacha (St. Louis Cardinals)
Jacob deGrom (New York Mets)
Shelby Miller (Atlanta Braves)
A.J. Burnett (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Madison Bumgarner (San Francisco Giants)
Trevor Rosenthal (St. Louis Cardinals)
Mark Melancon (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Jonathan Papelbon (Philadelphia Phillies)
Francisco Rodriguez (Milwaukee Brewers)
Aroldis Chapman (Cincinnati Reds)

Last round of voting:

As has been done over the last number of years, the following players are up for the remaining spot on each league’s rotation:

American League

Shortstop: Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox)
Outfielder: Yoenis Cespedes (Detroit Tigers)
Outfielder: Brett Gardner (New York Yankees)
Second Base: Brian Dozier (Minnesota Twins)
Third Base: Mike Moustakas (Kansas City Royals)

National League

Pitcher: Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati Reds)
Pitcher: Jeurys Familia (New York Mets)
Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw (Los Angelese Dodgers)
Pitcher: Carlos Martinez (St. Louis Cardinals)
Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki (Colorado Rockies)

Fans have until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 10th to vote on the final player to be added to each team’s roster.

About Edward Brain

I am a long time condo activist and have a background in Business Administration.
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