Nelson Cruz to represent Mariners in MLB All-Star Game

SEATTLE, Wash. – Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners has been selected by the players to play for the American League in the 88th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami. Cruz is making his 5th career All-Star Game appearance, his 4th in the last 5 years.

The 2017 American League and National League All-Star starters were unveiled earlier this evening during the “Esurance All-Star Selection Show” on ESPN.

Cruz, 37, is batting .287 with 39 runs, 17 doubles, 14 home runs, 59 RBI, 36 walks, a .370 on-base percentage and a .502 slugging percentage in 78 games with the Mariners this season. Among American League leaders (entering play today), he ranks 2nd in RBI (59), 11th in on-base percentage (.370), 15th in OPS (.872), 21st in batting (.287) and slugging (.502), T23rd in doubles (17) and T24th in extra-base hits (31). Cruz was also selected to the All-Star Game in 2009 and 2013-15.

The 2017 All-Star Game will be played at Marlins Park on Tuesday, July 11th at 4:30 pm PT. The 88th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports. 

Here is the entire All-Star Game roster:

AL Starters:
C: Salvador Perez, Royals
1B: Justin Smoak, Blue Jays (Former Mariners 1B)
2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
SS: Carlos Correa, Astros
3B: Jose Ramirez, Indians
OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees
OF: Mike Trout, Angels
OF: George Springer, Astros
DH: Corey Dickerson, Rays

AL Reserves:
Yonder Alonso, 1B, Athletics
Mookie Betts, OF, Red Sox
Michael Brantley, OF, Indians
Starlin Castro, 2B, Yankees
Nelson Cruz, DH, Mariners
Avisail Garcia, OF, White Sox
Francisco Lindor, SS, Indians
Miguel Sano, 3B, Twins
Gary Sanchez, C, Yankees
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Orioles

AL Pitchers:
Dellin Betances, Yankees
Yu Darvish, Rangers
Michael Fulmer, Tigers
Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox
Dallas Keuchel, Astros
Corey Kluber, Indians
Lance McCullers, Astros
Andrew Miller, Indians
Chris Sale, Red Sox
Ervin Santana, Twins
Luis Severino, Yankees
Jason Vargas, Royals (Former Mariners SP)

NL Starters:
C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
2B: Daniel Murphy, Nationals
SS: Zack Cozart, Reds
3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies
OF: Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals
OF: Marcell Ozuna, Marlins

NL Reserves:
Cody Bellinger, OF, Dodgers
Michael Conforto, OF, Mets
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Diamondbacks
Josh Harrison, 2B, Pirates
Ender Inciarte, OF, Braves
Jake Lamb, 3B, Diamondbacks
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Rockies
Yadier Molina, C, Cardinals
Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Marlins
Joey Votto, 1B, Reds

NL Pitchers:
Wade Davis, Cubs
Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks
Brad Hand, Padres
Greg Holland, Rockies
Kenley Jansen, Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Corey Knebel, Brewers
Carlos Martinez, Cardinals
Pat Neshek, Phillies
Robbie Ray, Diamondbacks
Max Scherzer, Nationals
Stephen Strasburg, Nationals

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