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A's and Giants send a total of nine players to All-Star Game

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With a total of nine All-Stars on this year’s MLB All-Star team, Bay Area fans will be seeing some familiar faces at the All-Star Game.

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The Oakland Athletics are sending six players to Minneapolis—the most of all the teams. Third baseman Josh Donaldson was voted by the fans to start the game, while pitchers Scott Kazmir and Sean Doolittle, catcher Derek Norris, first baseman Brandon Moss, and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes were selected to the roster. Newly-acquired pitcher Jeff Samardzjia was also voted to the National League roster as a member of the Chicago Cubs and will remain on the All-Star team, but will be ineligible to play since he was traded to the American League.

“I won’t get to pitch, which is a bummer, but that’s alright,” Samardzjia said after earning his first win in an Oakland uniform. “I’ll just go through whatever ceremonies they have and then jump over to the A.L. dugout with an N.L. jersey on and have some fun with the six other dudes we have over there.”

Oakland has not had six players represent the team in the All-Star Game since 1975, when there were seven Athletics on the team.

“This is great just to be represented by so many guys on this team,” Donaldson said. “I feel like it’s very deserving and it’s a pretty special moment for each and every one of us. I’ve been saying this for years, that we have guys on this team that are very talented and that eventually you’re going to see the hard work that we put in pay off. And I think you’ve seen that by our record the past few years.”

The San Francisco Giants will send two players, pitcher Madison Bumgarner and outfielder Hunter Pence, to the Midsummer Classic.

“I’m tremendously grateful. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity,” Pence said. “I try my best to never take a single game for granted because it has been a dream since I was a kid to play in the Major Leagues.”

The All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 15, at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Below are the complete All-Star rosters, with each team’s final member yet to be determined by fans’ Final Vote:

AL Starters (fan vote)
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles
OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles

NL Starters (fan vote)
C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
2B Chase Utley, Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

AL Pitchers
RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees

NL Pitchers
RHP Johnny Cueto, Reds
LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
RHP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
RHP Tyson Ross, Padres
RHP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
RHP Julio Teheran, Braves*
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Tony Watson, Pirates
RHP Pat Neshek, Cardinals

* Teheran replaces Jeff Samardzija

AL Reserves
C Salvador Perez, Royals -- will replace Wieters in the starting lineup
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians

NL Reserves
C Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
C Devin Mesoraco, Reds
1B Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B Dee Gordon, Dodgers
2B Daniel Murphy, Mets
SS Starlin Castro, Cubs
3B Todd Frazier, Reds
3B Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
IF/OF Josh Harrison, Pirates
OF Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
OF Hunter Pence, Giants
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins -- will be in starting lineup at DH

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