2018 MLB All Star Game Teams Announced

Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced the teams for the 2018 All-Star Game.

This year’s midsummer classic takes place at Nationals Park and is hosted by the Washington Nationals. This is the first time that the Nationals have held the event since they moved from Montreal.

The teams break down as follows:

For the American League:
Starters:

Catcher: Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays, 2nd appearance)
First Base: José Abreu (Chicago White Sox, 2nd appearance)
Second Base: José Altuve (Houstan Astros, 6th appearance)
Third Base: José Ramírez (Cleveland Indians, 2nd appearance)
Shortstop: Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles, 4th appearance)
Outfielder: Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox, 3rd appearance)
Outfielder: Mike Trout (Anaheim Angels, 7th appearance)
Outfielder: Aaron Judge (New York Yankees, 2nd appearance)
Designated Hitter: J. D. Martinez (Boston Red Sox, 2nd appearance)

Bench:

Catcher: Salvador Pérez (Kansas City Royals, 6th appearance)
First Base: Mitch Moreland (Boston Red Sox, 1st appearance)
Second Base: Gleyber Torres (New York Yankees, 1st appearance)
Shortstop: Francisco Lindor (Cleveland Indians, 3rd appearance)
Third Base: Alex Bregman (Houstan Astros, 3rd appearance)
Outfielder: Michael Brantley (Cleveland Indians, 3rd appearance)
Outfielder: George Springer (Houstan Astros, 2nd appearance)
Outfielder: Mitch Haniger (Seattle Mariners, 1st appearance)
Outfielder: Shin-Soo Choo (Texas Rangers, 1st appearance)
Designated Hitter: Nelson Cruz (Seattle Mariners, 6th appearance)

Pitchers:
Trevor Bauer (Cleveland Indians, 1st appearance)
José Berríos (Minnesota Twins, 1st appearance)
Aroldis Chapman (New York Yankees, 5th appearance)
Gerrit Cole (Houston Astros, 2nd appearance)
Edwin Díaz (Seattle Mariners, 1st appearance)
J. A. Happ (Toronto Blue Jays, 1st appearance)
Joe Jiménez (Detroit Tigers, 1st appearance)
Craig Kimbrel (Boston Redsox, 7th appearance)
Corey Kluber (Cleveland Indians, 3rd appearance)
Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox, 7th appearance)
Luis Severino (New York Yankees, 2nd appearance)
Blake Treinen (Oakland Athletics, 1st appearance)
Justin Verlander (Houston Astros, 7th appearance)

Note: Trevor Bauer is a substitute for Justin Verlander, as Justin Verlander is scheduled to pitch on the Saturday prior to the All-Star Game.

For the National League:
Starters:

Catcher: Willson Contreras (Chicago Cubs, 1st appearance)
First Base: Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves, 3rd appearance)
Second Base: Javier Báez (Chicago Cubs, 1st appearance)
Third Base: Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies, 4th appearance)
Outfielder: Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants, 2nd appearance)
Outfielder: Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers, 3rd appearance)
Outfielder: Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals, 6th appearance)

Bench:

Catcher: Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants, 6th appearance)
Catcher: J. T. Realmuto (Miami Marlins, 1st appearance)
Catcher: Yadier Molina (St. Louis Cardinals, 9th appearance)
First Base: Paul Goldschmidt (Arizona Diamondbacks, 6th appearance)
First Base: Joey Votto (Cincinnati Reds, 6th appearance)
Second Base: Ozzie Albies (Atlanta Braves, 1st appearance)
Second Base: Scooter Gennett (Cincinnati Reds, 1st appearance)
Third Base: Eugenio Suárez (Cincinnati Reds, 1st appearance)
Shortstop: Trevor Story (Colorado Rockies, 1st appearance)
Outfielder: Charlie Blackmon (Colorado Rockies, 3rd appearance)
Outfielder: Lorenzo Cain (Milwaukee Brewers, 2nd appearance)
Outfielder: Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers, 1st appearance)

Note: Due to an injury, Yadier Molina will be replacing Buster Posey.
Pitchers:

Patrick Corbin (Arizona Diamondbacks, 2nd appearance)
Jacob deGrom (New York Mets, 2nd appearance)
Sean Doolittle (Washington Nationals, 2nd appearance)
Mike Foltynewicz (Atlanta Braves, 1st appearance)
Josh Hader (Milwaukee Brewers, 1st appearance)
Brad Hand (San Diego Padres, 2nd appearance)
Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles Dodgers, 3rd appearance)
Jon Lester (Chicago Cubs, 5th appearance)
Miles Mikolas (St. Louis Cardinals, 1st appearance)
Aaron Nola (Philadelphia Phillies, 1st appearance)
Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals, 6th appearance)
Felipe Vázquez (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1st appearance)

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