Sunday, July 7, 2013

2013 Major League All-Star Rosters

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The 84th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in Queens, New York, home of the New York Mets. This year's All-Star Game managers are Bruce Bochy (Giants) and Jim Leyland (Tigers), who earned the honor by being the pennant winning manager in their respective leagues in 2012. The All-Star Game starters and full rosters were revealed on Sunday and featured a record 30 first-time participants.

 American League  
American League Starters
C: Joe Mauer, Twins 1B: Chris Davis, Orioles* 2B: Robinson Cano, Yankees SS: J.J. Hardy, Orioles 3B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers OF: Mike Trout, Angels OF: Adam Jones, Orioles OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays DH: David Ortiz, Red Sox

RHP: Clay Buchholz Red Sox (!) LHP: Brett Cecil, Blue Jays* RHP: Bartolo Colon A's (#) RHP: Jesse Crain White Sox (!)* RHP: Yu Darvish, Rangers RHP: Felix Hernandez, Mariners RHP: Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners* RHP: Justin Masterson, Indians* RHP: Joe Nathan, Rangers LHP: Glen Perkins Twins (#)* RHP: Mariano Rivera, Yankees LHP: Chris Sale, White Sox RHP: Max Scherzer, Tigers* RHP: Justin Verlander, Tigers

Reserves C: Jason Castro, Astros* C: Salvador Perez, Royals* 1B: Prince Fielder, Tigers 2B: Jason Kipnis, Indians* 2B: Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox 2B: Ben Zobrist, Rays SS: Jhonny Peralta: Tigers 3B: Manny Machado, Orioles* OF: Nelson Cruz, Rangers OF: Alex Gordon, Royals* OF: Torii Hunter, Tigers DH: Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays*

 National League 
National League Starters
C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals 1B: Joey Votto, Reds 2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies 3B: David Wright, Mets OF: Carlos Beltran, Cardinals OF: Carlos Gonzalez OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals  

LHP: Madison Bumgarner, Giants* LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Reds LHP: Patrick Corbin, D-backs* RHP: Jose Fernandez, Marlins* RHP: Jason Grilli, Pirates* RHP: Matt Harvey, Mets* LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers RHP: Craig Kimbrel, Braves LHP: Cliff Lee, Phillies LHP: Jeff Locke, Pirates* RHP: Adam Wainwright, Cardinals LHP: Travis Wood, Cubs* RHP: Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals*

C: Buster Posey, Giants 1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs* 1B: Allen Craig, Cardinals* 2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals* 2B: Marco Scutaro, Giants* SS: Everth Cabrera, Padres* SS: Jean Segura, Brewers* 3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pirates* OF: Domonic Brown, Phillies* OF: Michael Cuddyer, Rockies OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers* * - First time All-Star (!) - Injured (#) - Injury replacement The final vote will feature the much talked about Yasiel Puig in the NL, and a handful of relief arms in the AL

NL Fan Vote 
SS: Ian Desmond, Nationals 1B: Freddie Freeman, Braves 1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers OF: Hunter Pence, Giants OF: Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

AL Fan Vote
RHP: Joaquin Benoit, Tigers RHP: Steve Delabar, Blue Jays RHP: David Robertson, Yankees RHP: Tanner Scheppers, Rangers RHP: Koji Uehara, Red Sox The Detroit Tigers led the AL with 6 All-Stars, while the Cardinals led the NL with 5. Among the teams seemingly snubbed were the first place Oakland Athletics and Atlanta Braves only received 1 All-Star selection each (even the 49-loss Mariners and White Sox got 2 each). Bryce Harper has been injured most of the first half, but got the fan vote nod in the NL outfield. Big names notably missing this year include Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Stephen Strasburg, and Justin Upton. As expected, 43 year-old Mariano Rivera was named to the AL Roster for the 13th and final time (leading all veterans). David Ortiz (9), Miguel Cabrera (8), and Carlos Beltran (8) are the next closest.

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