A record-tying 15 Dominicans in baseball’s All-Star Game
Santo Domingo.- San Diego’s Petco Park prepares for the Summer classic on Tuesday, when it hosts the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
This time a total of 15 Dominicans were selected for the team, the 84th game since first staged in 1933.
The number of Dominican players equals the record set in Anaheim in 2010.
The only two Dominican starters for the American League will be the Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz as designated hitter, and Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado, at third base.
It will be Ortiz’s 10th All-Star appearance, which also ties with Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski and Wade Boggs.
The Dominicans Edwin Encarnacion (Toronto), Eduardo Nunez (Minnesota), Robinson Cano (Seattle), Alex Colome (Tampa Bay), Dellin Betances (Yankees), Kelvin Herrera (Kansas) and Danny Salazar (Cleveland) are also in the American League roster.
In the National League figure Marcell Ozuna (Miami), Fernando Rodney (Miami), Bartolo Colon (Mets), Johnny Cueto (San Francisco), Starling Marte (Pittsburgh) and Jeurys Familia (Mets).
July 11, 2016
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