Mike Trout, Shoehi Ohtani, Mookie Betts and Trea Turner All Named All-Star Starters – Los Angeles

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Shohei Ohtani from the Los Angeles Angels were elected Friday as co-starts in the July 19 All-Star Game with Trea Turner and Mookie Betts of the Dodgers.

Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirk was voted in as the first-time All-Star, while Jazz Chisholm Jr. was voted in as the second-round fan vote.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and Ronald Acuña Jr. of the World Series champion Atlanta Braves were elected from the first round of balloting as the top vote-getters in their leagues.

The AL starting lineup features Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Blue Jays, Jose Altuve of Houston, Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson and Rafael Devers, Boston’s third baseman. Kirk is behind the plate. Giancarlo Stanton from the Yankees joined Judge, Trout and Kirk in the outfield. Ohtani was elected designated hitter.

Ohtani, who was voted the ALDH DH last year, was the first two-way All-Star. He was then selected to pitch the pitching staff.

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Mike Trout #27, Los Angeles Angels, high fives ShoheiOhtani #17, after beating the Miami Marlins 5-2 at loanDepot park, Miami, Florida, on July 6, 2022. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images).

Stanton, Judge, and Rickey Henderson will be the Yankees first team to share the outfield.

NL starters include Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, St. Louis first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Chisholm at second, Turner at shortstop, San Diego third baseman Manny Machado and an outfield of Betts, Acuña and San Francisco’s Joc Pederson.

Philadelphia’s Bryce Harper was elected as the National League’s first DH following the expansion of the DH rule to both leagues but will be replaced in the starting lineup after breaking his left thumb when hit by a pitch from San Diego’s Blake Snell on June 25. Harper, who is also his sixth All-Star selection as a starter, was named to his seventh All-Star team.

Trout was selected for his 10th All-Star game, and his ninth as an active starter. Altuve and Goldschmidt were awarded their eighth All-Star appearances, while Stanton was selected for the fifth and first time since Miami traded him the Yankees in advance of 2018.

Anderson, Peterson, Turner and Chisholm were also elected to their first All Star starts.

Stanton beat Toronto’s George Springer 22% to 20% for the final AL outfield spot after finishing fourth, just behind Springer, in the opening round. Ohtani defeated Houston’s Yordan Alvarez 52% to 48% at DH.

Machado edged the Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado 51% to 49% at NL third base, and Turner beat out Atlanta’s Dansby Swanson 52% to 48%.

Chisholm got 59% of the NL second base vote after finishing second to the Braves’ Ozzie Albies in the first round. Devers received 60% at third base in the AL after finishing second to Cleveland’s José Ramírez in the opening round.

Goldschmidt was awarded a $250,000 bonus. Altuve and Harper each receive $50,000. Stanton, Trout and Trout each receive $50,000. Anderson is paid $25,000.

The first phase was June 8-30. The second phase ran Tuesday through Friday.

Sunday’s announcement will include the names of pitchers as well as reserves.

Rob Manfred, the baseball commissioner, added a 33rd member to each roster on Friday. He selected Albert Pujols from St. Louis and Miguel Cabrera in Detroit for their career accomplishments.

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