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Kyle Seager to take Edwin Encarnacion’s place on the All-Star team

Jul 7, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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Very, very rude of Major League Baseball to make this announcement when the ink on my “Greatest All-Star Snubs in the History of Christendom” article is not even dry. But announce it they have: Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager will replace Edwin Encarnacion on the AL All-Star team.

Seager s batting .274 with 13 home runs, 59 RBI, 21 doubles and a .483 slugging percentage. He’s the third Mariner t make the team this year, along with Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano. Encarnacion is out because, as we noted a few minutes ago, he’s now on the disabled list due to a strained quad.

In other news: remember to not get worked up about the snubs.

  1. 12thmanseattle - Jul 7, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Well deserved. Could get a gold glove at 3rd too with how he’s been playing

  2. ironcurtin64 - Jul 7, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Yes, well deserved! We need to get a rally going to have Brad Miller replace Derek Jeter.

  3. weaselpuppy - Jul 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Next on the un-snub list? Ian Kinsler .302/.340/.480 26 doubles 11 HR 45RBI out of the 1-2 slots, 9 SB and some snappy D….

    • jdd428 - Jul 7, 2014 at 6:55 PM

      Umm, yes he’s worthy – but the next un-snub absolutely should be Chris Sale.

  4. chaimtavish - Jul 7, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Good choice! And Sale also is deserving.

  5. moseskkim - Jul 7, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Garrett Richards wah wah garrett Richards wah wah. Ill cry til he gets in!

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