Three Brewers, one Twin named to MLB All-Star roster
Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was named to his seventh MLB All-Star Game on Sunday.
Cruz leads the Twins with a .306 batting average, 18 home runs, 45 RBI and a 381 on-base-percentage. He was the only Twins player named to the All-Star Game which will be played on July 13 at Coors Field in Colorado.
The Milwaukee Brewers are sending three pitchers to the All-Star game for the first time ever; Josh Hader, Brandon Woodruff, and Corbin Burnes.
Shohei Ohtani achieved a first in the near century history of baseball’s All-Star Game: selection as both a hitter and a pitcher.
The Los Angeles Angels’ two-way sensation was among the American League starting pitchers selected.
Ohtani, who leads the majors in home runs, had already been elected by fans to start as the AL’s designated hitter.
Boston has the most All-Stars for the first time since 2009, sending five.
DH J.D. Martinez, starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and reliever Matt Barnes were picked to join a pair of starters: shortstop Xander Bogaerts and third baseman Rafael Devers.
Houston and Toronto have four All-Stars each.