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King Felix & Cano selected to All-Star Game

King Felix & Cano selected to All-Star Game

File - Minnesota Twins mascot TC cheers below the logo for the All-Star game to be played at Target Field in 2014, before a baseball game between the Twins and the Kansas City Royals in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Andy King

Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano have been selected to represent the Seattle Mariners at the 2014 All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This is a 2014 photo of pitcher Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. This image reflects the Mariners active roster as of Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, when this image was taken.
Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners – AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

It will be the King’s fifth All-Star appearance and his fourth consecutive appearance. Hernandez is 10-2 with 2.11 ERA, striking out 145 and only walking 26. According to Fangraphs.com, Felix Hernandez’s WAR is 5.1, which is tops in Major League Baseball.

seattle mariners robinson cano
Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners – Courtesy of the Seattle Mariners

Cano will be the starting second baseman for the American League squad. He’ll be making his sixth All-Star appearance, his fifth consecutive appearance and his first as a Mariner. Cano’s slash line of .323/.383/.477 makes him one of the top hitters in the American League. Cano’s WAR of 2.6 is fifth amongst second baseman in MLB.

The 2014 All-Star Game is set for July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Full rosters for the American League and National League are below:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

STARTERS
*Salvador Perez C R R 24 Kansas City Royals
Miguel Cabrera 1B R R 31 Detroit Tigers
Robinson Cano 2B L R 31 Seattle Mariners
Josh Donaldson 3B R R 28 Oakland Athletics
Derek Jeter SS R R 40 New York Yankees
Jose Bautista OF R R 33 Toronto Blue Jays
Mike Trout OF R R 22 Los Angeles Angels
Adam Jones OF R R 28 Baltimore Orioles
Nelson Cruz DH R R 34 Baltimore Orioles
* — Starting in place of elected starter Matt Wieters (injured)

PITCHERS
Dellin Betances R R 26 New York Yankees
Mark Buehrle L L 35 Toronto Blue Jays
Yu Darvish R R 27 Texas Rangers
Sean Doolittle L L 27 Oakland Athletics
Felix Hernandez R R 28 Seattle Mariners
Greg Holland R R 28 Kansas City Royals
Scott Kazmir L L 30 Oakland Athletics
Jon Lester L L 30 Boston Red Sox
Glen Perkins L L 31 Minnesota Twins
Max Scherzer R R 29 Detroit Tigers
David Price L L 28 Tampa Bay Rays
Masahiro Tanaka R R 25 New York Yankees

RESERVES:
CATCHERS
Derek Norris R R 25 Oakland Athletics
Kurt Suzuki R R 30 Minnesota Twins
*Matt Wieters B R 28 Baltimore Orioles
* — Elected as starter, but injured and can’t play

INFIELDERS
Jose Abreu 1B R R 27 Chicago White Sox
Jose Altuve 2B R R 24 Houston Astros
Adrian Beltre 3B R R 35 Texas Rangers
Edwin Encarnacion 1B R R 31 Toronto Blue Jays
Brandon Moss 1B L R 30 Oakland Athletics
Alexei Ramirez SS R R 32 Chicago White Sox

OUTFIELDERS
Michael Brantley L L 27 Cleveland Indians
Yoenis Cespedes R R 28 Oakland Athletics
Alex Gordon L R 30 Kansas City Royals

DESIGNATED HITTERS
Victor Martinez B R 35 Detroit Tigers

NATIONAL LEAGUE

STARTERS
Yadier Molina C R R 31 St. Louis Cardinals
Paul Goldschmidt 1B R R 26 Arizona Diamondbacks
Chase Utley 2B L R 35 Philadelphia Phillies
Aramis Ramirez 3B R R 36 Milwaukee Brewers
Troy Tulowitzki SS R R 29 Colorado Rockies
Andrew McCutchen OF R R 27 Pittsburgh Pirates
Carlos Gomez OF R R 28 Milwaukee Brewers
Yasiel Puig OF R R 28 Los Angeles Dodgers

PITCHERS
Madison Bumgarner R L 24 San Francisco Giants
Johnny Cueto R R 28 Cincinnati Reds
Aroldis Chapman L L 26 Cincinnati Reds
Zack Greinke R R 30 Los Angeles Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw L L 26 Los Angeles Dodgers
Craig Kimbrel R R 26 Atlanta Braves
Pat Neshek B R 33 St. Louis Cardinals
Francisco Rodriguez R R 32 Milwaukee Brewers
Tyson Ross R R 27 San Diego Padres
*Julio Teheran R R 23 Atlanta Braves
Adam Wainwright R R 32 St. Louis Cardinals
Tony Watson L L 29 Pittsburgh Pirates
Jordan Zimmermann R R 28 Washington Nationals

RESERVES
CATCHERS
Jonathan Lucroy R R 28 Milwaukee Brewers
Devin Mesoraco R R 26 Cincinnati Reds

INFIELDERS
Matt Carpenter 3B L R 28 St. Louis Cardinals
Starlin Castro SS R R 24 Chicago Cubs
Todd Frazier 3B R R 28 Cincinnati Reds
Freddie Freeman 1B L R 24 Atlanta Braves
Dee Gordon 2B L R 26 Los Angeles Dodgers
Daniel Murphy 2B L R 29 New York Mets

OUTFIELDERS
Charlie Blackmon L L 28 Colorado Rockies
Josh Harrison R R 26 Pittsburgh Pirates
Hunter Pence R R 31 San Francisco Giants
Giancarlo Stanton R R 24 Miami Marlins

(KPUG Newsroom – Tysen Allumbaugh)

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