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The total record of this 12 months’s All-Stars has been revealed with two extra Dodgers making the lower.
The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, who was already voted in because the American League’s starting designated hitter, was additionally chosen as a pitcher — the second straight season he’s been chosen to do each.
He’s the one participant in historical past to get in as a place participant and pitcher. He’s the tenth pitcher in Angels historical past to get chosen to a number of All-Star Video games and the second in workforce historical past to take action in consecutive years. He was named the AL beginning pitcher in 2021 and likewise batted leadoff.
“It’s an enormous honor and I want to give it my finest for all of the those who voted for me,” Ohtani stated by means of the Angels’ publication relations workers Sunday .
Ohtani and Kershaw have been MLB choices, whereas Gonsolin was a participant choice.
This makes All-Star nod No. 9 for Kershaw, a three-time Cy Younger Award winner, and the primary for Gonsolin, who’s 11-0 with a 1.62 ERA.
The talk of late has been over which Dodger ought to be the starter for the sport, which shall be at Dodger Stadium for the primary time since 1980.
“It’s at Dodger Stadium, I’ve been right here a very long time, I get all that,” Kershaw said last week, “however I don’t wish to take anyone’s spot that’s extra deserving than me … particularly if that man’s on my workforce.”
The beginning pitchers are introduced the day earlier than the sport by every workforce’s supervisor. For the NL, that might be the Atlanta Braves’ Brian Snitker.
Dodgers left-hander Julio Urías was not included within the record of All-Star pitchers, regardless of being within the midst of one other sturdy season.
Requested whether or not Urías deserves to be an All-Star — earlier than Sunday’s remaining record was revealed and earlier than his begin in opposition to the Chicago Cubs — Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts stated: “I actually do. I simply suppose that managers have a bias in direction of their very own gamers… he received neglected final 12 months, and he adopted that up with a good higher 12 months this 12 months.”
Urias gave up 5 runs in two innings on Sunday.
The pitchers and reserve gamers get voted on by means of a participant poll, then are chosen by the commissioner’s workplace.
Angels right-fielder Taylor Ward was additionally amongst gamers making a case for an All-Star choice, however was not picked for a reserve function. It’s attainable he and/or Urías get invited as replacements for any gamers who find yourself skipping the sport due to accidents or availability.