New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who is retiring after this
season, and team mate Masahiro Tanaka, the Japanese rookie who has
the most wins of any pitcher in the American League, also were
selected by Major League Baseball for the July 15 game in Minnesota.
For the National League, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig
will make his All-Star debut after controversially being omitted
Cruz, 34, will be the American League's designated hitter. The
slugger is tied for the Major League-lead with 27 home runs after
signing with Baltimore in the off-season.
Orioles outfielder Adam Jones will join Cruz in the American League
starting lineup. Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters was also voted to
start by the fans, but is injured and will be replaced by Kansas
City's Salvador Perez.
Jeter will make his 14th appearance in the All-Star Game and be
reunited with Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano, who left the
Yankees in the off-season.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Detroit's two-time
defending most valuable player Miguel Cabrera, Oakland third baseman
Josh Donaldson and Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista also will be on
the American League starting lineup.
Tanaka, who has exploded onto the scene with 12 wins, will join a
pitching staff that includes Seattle's Felix Hernandez, reigning Cy
Young winner Max Scherzer of the Tigers, Texas's Yu Darvish,
Boston's Jon Lester, Tampa Bay's David Price, Oakland's Scott Kazmir
and Toronto's Mark Buehrle.
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Puig will play in the National League outfield alongside
Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen and Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez.
St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina will make his sixth straight All
Star appearance. Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt,
Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley, Milwaukee third baseman
Aramis Ramirez and Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki also will be
in the National League infield.
Pitchers include Dodgers starters Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke,
San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner, St. Louis's Adam Wainwright,
Atlanta's Julio Teheran, Washington's Jordan Zimmermann,
Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto and San Diego's Tyson Ross.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles, editing by Gene Cherry)
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