Sunday, July 3, 2011

2011 MLB All Star Lineups Are Annouced

The lineups for the MLB All Star game were announced earlier today. The Yankees came out as the big winners with 4 of their players being voted onto the starting lineup and reliever Mariano Rivera also making the squaid, but the Brewers were close behind as they have 3 guys starting for the National League. With that in mind, here are the lineups for the All Star Game.
American League
1B Adrian Gonzales (Red Sox)
2B Robinson Cano (Yankees)
SS Derek Jeter (Yankees)
3B Alex Rodriguez (Yankees)
C Alex Avila (Tigers)
OF Jose Bautista (Blue Jays)
OF Curtis Granderson (Yankees)
OF Josh Hamilton (Rangers)
DH David Ortiz (Red Sox)

Pitchers: starting: Josh Beckett (Red Sox), Gio Gonzalez (Athletics), Felix Hernandez (Mariners), David Price (Rays), James Shields (Rays), Justin Verlander (Tigers), Jered Weaver (Angels) and C.J. Wilson (Rangers); relievers Aaron Crow (Royals), Brandon League (Mariners), Chris Perez (Indians), Mariano Rivera (Yankees) and Jose Valverde (Tigers);

Bench: catcher Matt Wieters (Orioles); infielders Adrian Beltre (Rangers), Asdrubal Cabrera (Indians), Miguel Cabrera (Tigers) and Howard Kendrick (Angels); outfielders Michael Cuddyer (Twins), Jacoby Ellsbury (Red Sox), Matt Joyce (Rays) and Carlos Quentin (White Sox); and DH Michael Young (Rangers).

National League
1B Prince Fielder (Brewers)
2B Rickie Weeks (Brewers)
SS Jose Reyes (Mets)
3B Placido Polanco (Phillies)
C Brian McCann (Braves)
OF Ryan Braun (Brewers)
OF Lance Berkman (Cardinals)
OF Matt Kemp (Dodgers)

Pitchers: starters Matt Cain (Giants), Roy Halladay (Phillies), Cole Hamels (Phillies), Jair Jurrjens (Braves), Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers), Cliff Lee (Phillies), Tim Lincecum (Giants) and Ryan Vogelsong (Giants); relievers Heath Bell (Padres), Tyler Clippard (Nationals), Joel Hanrahan (Pirates), Jonny Venters (Braves) and Brian Wilson (Giants);

Bench: catcher Yadier Molina (Cardinals); infielders Starlin Castro (Cubs), Chipper Jones (Braves), Phillips, Gaby Sanchez (Marlins), Tulowitzki and Votto; outfielders Carlos Beltran (Mets), Jay Bruce (Reds), Matt Holliday (Cardinals), Hunter Pence (Astros) and Justin Upton (D-backs).

There's also another opportunity for fans to weigh in on the lineups with the Final Vote competition. The finalists being voted on are Alex Gordon(Royals), Adam Jones (Orioles), Paul Konerko (White Sox), Victor Martinez (Tigers), and Ben Zobrist of the (Rays) in the AL. For the National League, the options are Andre Ethier (Dodgers), Todd Helton (Rockies), Ian Kennedy (D-backs), Michael Morse (Nationals), and Shane Victorino (Phillies).

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