Seattle Mariners DH Nelson Cruz was voted by the fans to start the game.
“I think it’s one of the greatest comeback years any player has ever had”. “That was kind of a deciding factor for me”.
The New York Yankees had looked for ways to void Rodriguez’s contract during his season-long steroid suspension in 2014.
Adam Lind, who tied a franchise record Sunday by driving in a run in his ninth straight game, is hitting.298/.373/.518 in 79 games, with 35 runs, 18 doubles, 14 homers and 51 RBI. I’m excited that we’re in a good position to get there. “Of course it would have been an honor to represent the American League next week, but I’ll have fun cheering on the guys who were put on the team and watching them protect home field”.
Remember, we are talking about a player with two surgically repaired hips (and a surgically repaired knee) who turns 40 later this month. “I just felt very strongly [that] if we could get another infielder or another outfielder out of that five-man vote, it would help us”.
So while Girardi might not have five All-Stars, there still a chance he could have three.
Then Yost also picked yet another Royal, third baseman Mike Moustakas, for the Final Vote competition over A-Rod. He competes with Xander Bogaerts, Yoenis Cespedes, Brian Dozier, and Brett Gardner. It’s his sixth All-Star appearance, and second in as many years representing the Brewers. He will start in place of Miguel Cabrera, who was replaced on the roster by Mark Teixeira.
Yankees fans must have been furious when Brock Holt’s name – not Alex Rodriguez’s – flashed across the screen as an All-Star reserve on Monday.
He saved 44 games last season and has 366 saves in his major league career. “After those two days off, I swung the bat pretty well at home”, said A-Rod to Wally Matthews a few weeks ago. All the fan voting updates made it clear that was going to happen.
He played in just 15 games in 2013 before having season-ending wrist surgery, and then struggled at the plate for much of 2014.
Another potential injury replacement is for outfielder Matt Holliday, who is now on the disabled list with a quad injury.
Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. I remember the first time he confided about a veteran Yankee who didn’t share his passion for the sport. At 38, he is the oldest player headed to the game.
St. Louis tops the NL with five players. The players didn’t vote him in and AL manager Ned Yost cited the desire for flexibility, as if he was building a roster for a postseason series and not a one-game exhibition.
The NL ballot includes pitchers Johnny Cueto of Cincinnati, Jeurys Familia of the Mets, Kershaw, Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals along with Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Voting goes until Friday at 4 p.m.