After leading the National League in home runs and RBIs during baseball’s first half, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is rewarded with his second career All-Star selection.
Stanton consistently ran fourth among outfielders in the fan balloting and could not make up the difference to be voted as a starter. With the game being held at the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field, an American League ballpark, many have predicted that Stanton may still be in the starting lineup as the designated hitter.
Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee also has a chance to be the last player selected to the team via the MLB.com Final Vote. To be the 34th man on the roster, McGehee will have to beat out Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Justin Morneau, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon, and Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton.
McGehee has revitalized his major league career after playing in Japan last year. He leads all NL third baseman in batting average and RBIs.
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