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

Pitchers                                                                                                                  
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

Pitchers                                                                                                                 
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*

Reserves                                                                                                           
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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