Detroit Tigers: J.D. Martinez, Price, Iglesias headed to All-Star Game
By Dave Holcomb
Major League Baseball released the All-Star Game reserves on Monday night, and Detroit Tigers fans should be pleased with the results.
Right fielder J.D. Martinez, shortstop Jose Iglesias and left-handed starter David Price will attend next week’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati. The three players would be joining first baseman Miguel Cabrera as the four Detroit representatives, but Cabrera will not be able to start due to his strained calf.
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It was announced on Monday that Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will replace Cabrera in the starting lineup. New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was added to the roster to help make up for the loss of Cabrera. Price Fielder of the Texas Rangers is the other first baseman on the American League roster.
Unfortunately, this means Detroit left fielder Yoenis Cespedes did not make the All-Star squad. The good news, though, is Tigers fans can vote for him in the final vote.
Cespedes’ competition for the final AL spot is Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas.
Apparently there aren’t just a lot of Kansas City Royals in the starting lineup, but also in the AL bullpen. With Royals manager Ned Yost selecting the reserves, can anyone really be surprised?
Here is a complete list of the AL All-Star Reserves according to CBS Sports:
C Russell Martin, Toronto
C Stephen Vogt, Oakland
1B Albert Pujols, Los Angeles
1B Prince Fielder, Texas
1B Mark Teixeira, New York
2B Jason Kipnis, Cleveland
3B Manny Machado, Baltimore
SS Jose Iglesias, Detroit
OF J.D. Martinez, Detroit
OF Jose Bautista, Toronto
OF Adam Jones, Baltimore
UTIL Brock Holt, Red Sox
RHP Sonny Gray, Oakland
RHP Felix Hernandez, Seattle
RHP Chris Archer, Tampa Bay
LHP David Price, Detroit
LHP Dallas Keuchel, Houston
LHP Chris Sale, Chicago
RP Dellin Betances, New York
RP Brad Boxberger, Kansas City
RP Kelvin Herrera, Kansas City
RP Wade Davis, Kansas City
RP Darren O’Day, Baltimore
RP Glen Perkins, Minnesota
RP Zach Britton, Baltimore
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