MLB announces starters for All-Star Game, and there are more Pirates than Dodgers

MLB announces All-Star Game starters

The starters for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game have been announced, and some selections were more surprising than others.

The number of selections for the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, who had five finalists? Zero. The number of selections for the 29-50 Pittsburgh Pirates? More than zero. The team with the most selections? The Toronto Blud Freddie Freeman took their places, while young upstarts like Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. all received their first career selections. Tatis will be the first Padres All-Star starter since Tony Gwynn in 1998, per Jays.

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Here’s how the teams shaped up.

American League All-Star starters

C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

1B – Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays

2B – Marcus Semien, Toronto Blue Jays

SS – Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

3B – Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox

OF – Teoscar Hernandez, Toronto Blue Jays

OF – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

OF – Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

DH – Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels