Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah and centre-fielder George Springer were added Sunday to the American League lineup for the July 19 All-Star Game.
Manoah, 24, leads Blue Jays starters with nine wins and a 2.34 earned run average, both stats rank third among American League pitchers.
The second-year pitcher also ranks third in the AL with 107.2 innings pitched.
It will be his first trip to the all-star game.
The 32-year-old Springer will be making his fourth all-star appearance. His 16 home runs are second most on Toronto, trailing fellow all-star Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s 19 homers.
Guerrero and catcher Alejandro Kirk were named all-star starters on Friday after being selected to the American League team after finishing atop their positions in the second round of fan voting.
Springer finished fourth in voting for American League outfielders.
The 92nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 20, 2022.
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