Ortiz, Buchholz, Pedroia named All Stars

Ortiz, Buchholz, Pedroia named All Stars
July 6, 2013, 7:15 pm
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David Ortiz will be making his ninth All-Star appearance.

(AP Photo)

Entering Saturday's games, the Red Sox boasted the best record in the American League at 54-34.

But if the All-Star voting is any indication, the Sox are the beneficiaries of a "sum is greater than the whole of its parts" concept.

When the All-Star rosters were announced Saturday evening, David Ortiz was the only Red Sox to have his name called as a starter.

Ortiz will serve as the AL's starting DH at the July 16th All Star game at Citi Field in New York. Dustin Pedroia was named as a reserve, and Clay Buchholz was named as one of the pitchers, but he is currently on the DL.

Of the nine A.L. starters, six come from the A.L. East, further proving that the division is stocked with top talent.

Here's the full A.L. roster:

C: Joe Mauer, Twins
1B: Chris Davis, Orioles
2B: Robinson Cano, Yankees
SS: J.J. Hardy, Orioles
3B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
OF: Adam Jones, Orioles
OF: Mike Trout, Angels
OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
DH: David Ortiz, Red Sox

Pitchers:

Clay Buchholz, Red Sox
Max Scherzer, Tigers
Brett Cecil, Blue Jays
Bartolo Colon, Athletics
Jesse Crain, White Sox
Yu Darvish, Rangers
Felix Hernandez, Mariners
Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
Justin Masterson, Indians
Joe Nathan, Rangers
Glen Perkins, Twins
Mariano Rivera, Yankees
Chris Sale, White Sox
Justin Verlander, Tigers

Reserves

C: Jason Castro, Astros
C: Salvador Perez, Royals
1B: Prince Fielder, Tigers
2B: Jason Kipnis, Indians
2B: Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
2B: Ben Zobrist, Rays
SS: Jhonny Peralta: Tigers
3B: Manny Machado, Orioles
OF: Nelson Cruz, Rangers
OF: Alex Gordon, Royals
OF: Torii Hunter, Tigers
DH: Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays

* Koji Uehara is one of five players eligible for the final A.L. slot.

 

The National League roster is interesting in that not a single starter comes from a team that is currently leading its division. The Pirates, Diamondbacks and Braves were all shutout of the starting lineup.

 

The full National League roster:

C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B: Joey Votto, Reds
2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B: David Wright, Mets
OF: Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals

Pitchers:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants
Aroldis Chapman, Reds
Patrick Corbin, Diamondbacks
Jose Fernandez, Marlins
Jason Grilli, Pirates
Matt Harvey, Mets
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Craig Kimbrel, Braves
Cliff Lee, Phillies
Jeff Locke, Pirates
Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
Travis Wood, Cubs
Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals

Reserves:

C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
1B: Allen Craig, Cardinals
2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
2B: Marco Scutaro, Giants
SS: Everth Cabrera, Padres
SS: Jean Segura, Brewers
3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
OF: Domonic Brown, Phillies
OF: Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 

The All Star game takes place on Tuesday, July 16th at Citi Field in Queens, NY.