All-Star roster additions announced

MLB Press Release

Ogando, Pineda named and will be active for A.L.; Sabathia named A.L. All-Star; Correia, Sandoval added to N.L.’s active All-Star roster

Major League Baseball announced the following updates to the American League and National League All-Star rosters today.

Pitchers CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees, Alexi Ogando of the Texas Rangers and Michael Pineda of the Seattle Mariners have been named American League All-Stars, while infielder Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants and pitcher Kevin Correia of the Pittsburgh Pirates have been named National League All-Stars.

Because of the rule that makes Sunday’s starting pitchers ineligible to pitch on Tuesday, previously named All-Stars James Shields of the Tampa Bay Rays and Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers will be inactive for Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic. Shields and Verlander are recognized as All-Stars with full honors, will attend the festivities and will be introduced before the All-Star Game. Verlander and Shields both were Player Ballot-elected. Thus, their replacements came via the Player Ballot.

When Shields threw his first pitch on Sunday, he was replaced on the A.L. roster by Sabathia, the next highest ranking pitcher on the Player Ballot. Because Sabathia also was a Sunday starter, Ogando, the next highest ranking pitcher on the Player Ballot who was not already an All-Star, was added to the A.L. roster.

When Verlander threw his first pitch on Sunday, he was replaced on the A.L. roster by Pineda, the next highest ranking pitcher on the Player Ballot.

National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy has named Sandoval to replace shortstop Jose Reyes of the New York Mets. Reyes, who is currently on the disabled list, was a fan-elected starter and thus Bochy could select his replacement in conjunction with Major League Baseball.

When Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies threw his first pitch on Sunday, he was replaced on the N.L. roster by Correia. Because Hamels was a player-elected All-Star, he was replaced by the next highest ranking pitcher on the Player Ballot.

Other announcements regarding the All-Star rosters will be made as they become available.

The current American League and National League All-Star rosters are attached.

The 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and Le Reseau des Sports, and around the world by 47 broadcast outlets to more than 200 countries and in 14 languages, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8:00 p.m. (EDT)/5:00 p.m. (local). ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Game coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com or dbacks.com/asg.

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Posted on July 10, 2011, in 2011 MLB All Star Game. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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