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MLB News: American League All-Star Game Starting Lineup, Pitchers and Reserves Announced, Joe Mauer Leading Vote Getters

Atlanta, Ga. 7/04/2010 08:11 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

The 2010 Major League Baseball American League All-Star Game roster has been unveiled with Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins tallying the most votes in the AL for the July 13 contest in Anaheim.

 

Mauer will be joined in the starting lineup by his Twins teammate, first baseman Justin Morneau. For both players this will be their fourth All-Star Game appearance. New York, Texas and Tamp Bay managed to put a pair of players in the starting lineup as well. Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter will be representing the Yankees at second base and shortstop; Josh Hamilton and Vladimir Guerrero lead the Rangers charge; and Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford will be in the starting lineup for the Rays.

 

Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners rounds out the starting lineup for the American League, his tenth appearance in the Midsummer Classic.

 

The AL will be pretty green among pitchers as only Mariano Rivera and CC Sabathia have appeared in more than two All-Star games. Among the pitchers making their first appearance are Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester of the Boston Red Sox. Victor Martinez and Dustin Pedroia were also named to the All-Star roster but injuries will sideline the two Red Sox players and John Buck and Ian Kinsler will replace the two. The Red Sox will have David Ortiz and Adrian Beltre on the squad.

 

In all the American League has 14 players making their first All-Star Game appearance.

 

Fans will have the opportunity to finish off the roster with one more selection as they choose among Chicago's Paul Konerko, New York's Nick Swisher, Minnesota's Delmon Young, Texas' Michael Young and Boston's Kevin Youkilis.

American League All-Star Roster

 

STARTERS

POS

PLAYER

TEAM

ALL-STAR APPEARANCES

C

Joe Mauer

Minnesota

4

1B

Justin Morneau

Minnesota

4

2B

Robinson Cano

NY Yankees

1

3B

Evan Longoria

Tampa Bay

3

SS

Derek Jeter

NY Yankees

11

OF

Ichiro Suzuki

Seattle

10

OF

Josh Hamilton

Texas

3

OF

Carl Crawford

Tampa Bay

4

DH

Vladimir Guerrero

Texas

9

 

PITCHERS

POS

PLAYER

TEAM

ALL-STAR APPEARANCES

RHP

Clay Buchholz

Boston

1

RHP

Trevor Cahill

Oakland

1

RHP

Fausto Carmona

Cleveland

1

RHP

Neftali Feliz

Texas

1

RHP

Phil Hughes

NY Yankees

1

LHP

Cliff Lee

Seattle

2

LHP

Jon Lester

Boston

1

LHP

David Price

Tampa Bay

1

RHP

Mariano Rivera

NY Yankees

11

LHP

CC Sabathia

NY Yankees

4

RHP

Joakim Soria

Kansas City

2

LHP

Matt Thornton

Chi. White Sox

1

RHP

Jose Valverde

Detroit

2

 

RESERVES

POS

PLAYER

TEAM

ALL-STAR APPEARANCES

C

Victor Martinez

Boston

4

C

John Buck

Toronto

1

1B

Miguel Cabrera

Detroit

5

2B

Dustin Pedroia

Boston

3

2B

Ian Kinsler

Texas

2

SS

Elvis Andrus

Texas

1

3B

Alex Rodriguez

NY Yankees

13

3B

Adrian Beltre

Boston

1

INF

Ty Wigginton

Baltimore

1

OF

Torii Hunter

LA Angels

4

OF

Vernon Wells

Toronto

3

OF

Jose Bautista

Toronto

1

DH

David Ortiz

Boston

5

 

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