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Montero, Kimbrel added; now up-to-the-minute All-Star rosters

Jul 10, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

Miguel Montero AP

According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Hank Schulman, Miguel Montero has been added to the NL All-Star roster in place of Placido Polanco.  This after Pablo Sandoval was given the spot of Jose Reyes earlier today.

So, let’s compile an up-to-date set of All-Star rosters:

American League

CF Curtis Granderson
SS Asdrubal Cabrera
1B Adrian Gonzalez
RF Jose Bautista
LF Josh Hamilton
3B Adrian Beltre
DH David Ortiz
2B Robinson Cano
C Alex Avila

SP Jered Weaver

SP Josh Beckett
SP Gio Gonzalez
SP Alexi Ogando (replacing CC Sabathia)
SP Michael Pineda (replacing Justin Verlander)
SP Ricky Romero (replacing Jon Lester)
SP C.J. Wilson

RP Aaron Crow
RP Brandon League
RP Chris Perez
RP David Robertson (replacing David Price)
RP Jose Valverde
RP Jordan Walden (replacing Mariano Rivera)

C Russell Martin
C Matt Wieters
1B Miguel Cabrera
1B Paul Konerko (Final Vote winner)
2B Howie Kendrick
3B Kevin Youkilis (replacing Alex Rodriguez)
SS Jhonny Peralta (replacing Derek Jeter)
OF Michael Cuddyer
OF Jacoby Ellsbury
OF Matt Joyce
OF Carlos Quentin
DH Michael Young

Will not participate
SP Felix Hernandez
SS Derek Jeter
SP David Price
SP Jon Lester (replacing Felix Hernandez)
RP Mariano Rivera
3B Alex Rodriguez
SP CC Sabathia (replacing James Shields)
SP James Shields
SP Justin Verlander

National League

2B Rickie Weeks
DH Carlos Beltran
CF Matt Kemp
1B Prince Fielder
C Brian McCann
RF Lance Berkman
LF Matt Holliday
SS Troy Tulowitzki
3B Scott Rolen (replacing Chipper Jones)

SP Roy Halladay

SP Kevin Correia (replacing Cole Hamels)
SP Jair Jurrjens
SP Clayton Kershaw
SP Cliff Lee
SP Tim Lincecum
SP Ryan Vogelsong

RP Heath Bell
RP Tyler Clippard
RP Joel Hanrahan
RP Craig Kimbrel
RP Jonny Venters
RP Brian Wilson

C Yadier Molina
C Miguel Montero (replacing Placido Polanco)
1B Gaby Sanchez
1B Joey Votto
2B Brandon Phillips
3B Pablo Sandoval (replacing Jose Reyes)
SS Starlin Castro
OF Jay Bruce
OF Andre Ethier (replacing Shane Victorino)
OF Andrew McCutchen (replacing Ryan Braun)
OF Hunter Pence
OF Justin Upton

Will not participate
OF Ryan Braun
SP Matt Cain
SP Cole Hamels
3B Chipper Jones
3B Placido Polanco
SS Jose Reyes
OF Shane Victorino (Final Vote winner)

We still don’t know who will start in place of Polanco or Braun for the NL squad or who will replace Cain on the roster. Technically, Cain won’t be officially scratched until after he takes the mound in tonight’s game. We also don’t know the NL starting pitcher or designated hitter.

6:05 p.m. EDT: The AJC’s David O’Brien says Braves reliever Craig Kimbrel will be the choice to take Cain’s spot on the roster.  An announcement should come soon after the Giants came starts at 8 p.m.

It also sounds like Rolen is going to get the start at third base over Sandoval.

6:30 p.m. EDT: I’ve adjusted the NL lineup with the confirmation that Rolen would start over Sandoval.

8:45 p.m. EDT: Kimbrel was confirmed as Cain’s replacement.

12:45 p.m. EDT: I’ve edited to include the starting lineups.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 10, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Let Jam Jar start for the AL. Doc wants a rest. He has enough senority to get his request honored.

  2. theolgoaler - Jul 10, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    I know he’s having a “down” year (for himbunches of players would take .280/.357/.500 with 18 HR and 50 RBI at the break), but doesn’t it seem strange to see a National League All-Star team without Albert Pujols on it? I’m not knocking any of the selections per se; it’s just odd to see an All-Star team without The Great Albert.

    And in that “third” OF spot, I wanna see the Bucco’s Andrew McCutchen and his .894 OPS in the starting lineup!

    • Matthew Pouliot - Jul 10, 2011 at 7:01 PM

      He’s deserving, but the NL isn’t going to put its only two center fielders in the starting lineup.

  3. Andrew - Jul 10, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Minor complaint, but Aaron Crow is a reliever, not a starting pitcher.

    • Matthew Pouliot - Jul 10, 2011 at 7:28 PM

      Good complaint. Fixed.

  4. willcoop - Jul 10, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    This is definitely sad to see. Americas pastime is truly past time. What happened to when being selected for the All Star game was a pride thing, made you stand out amongst your pears, got you a bonus for being selected. Even to be picked as a reserve brought a certain recognition that said, Im an all star. He’ll, growing up I remember whist it was like to be able to wear that all star patch and for your peers to look at you differently, sort of with reverence. Aramis Ramirez, skipping the game, skipping an honor to be recognized even though you are playing for a dog$?@& team? Please explain that to me. A lot of these guys would have trouble making a triple a all star team, let alone a pro all star team. I barely recognize any of these guys anymore. It’s a shame that the game is treated with such disdain and disrespect. Some of the real old schoolers need to come back and teach these young guns the history of the game.

    • theolgoaler - Jul 10, 2011 at 8:16 PM

      “Old-schoolers” like Rivera and Jeets? (Snark!) 😉 Hey, at least Starlin Castro can say he’s an All-Star! (A-Rod and Chipper are legitimately hurt, and several of the pitchers pitched today, so they can’t play in the ASG.)

  5. nps6724 - Jul 10, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    It’s crazy that Tommy Hanson isn’t on the NL squad. 10th in SO, 3rd in WHIP, 5th in ERA, tied for 5th in wins (only 2 behind the leader, teammate Jurrjens), 3rd in SO/9, 4th in Average Game Score, 10th in DIPS, 1st i BAA, 3rd in OBP, 4th in SLG, and 4th in OPS. How Correia got in over him is ridiculous, even if the players did choose him.

    • foreverchipper10 - Jul 11, 2011 at 12:39 PM

      My sentiments exactly.

  6. pjmarn6 - Jul 10, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    After watching almost 60 of these “games’ they still make no sense to me and less now that it is a popularity contest that the big markets easily win. A popular player hits once or pitches a 1/3 of an inning and if you blink or go for a drink, you lose nothing. Players opt out and what do they get a pat on the back, a trophy perhaps some money and nothing is changed. The game really serves no purpose but to make baseball a few bucks.
    It might make a bit more sense if the players, coaches, managers and sports writers voted for the players as they really know who are the best players, but selecting a catcher hitting .230?

  7. willcoop - Jul 10, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    I truly get it, some guys are actually hurt, and some guys are going to hurt the eyes of the fans. Is Castro an all star yet? Probably not. He has 18 errors playing a position where you have to be almost flawless. Catchers hitting 230 and pitchers with 500 records ( Lincecum). The all star game is about being the best and showcasing why you are the best and deserving. Now days the players make so much money there are no incentives anymore. They could care Less and the fans suffer big time by watching players who SHOULD be taking the three days off. The game is no longer fun to watch and neither are some of the players. The old timers game has more excitement.

  8. baseballisboring - Jul 11, 2011 at 4:07 AM

    Nice…Kevin Correia got in. Congrats to him.


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