The starting lineups were announced for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game today. With the announcement, the Yankees and Rangers found out they would have a combined six players involved. On the National League side of things, the Giants have three players starting as well.
Cano’s 3rd consecutive All-Star appearance and his fourth overall. Jeter will be making his 13th All-Star game and his 7th consecutive appearance. Granderson will be appearing in his second consecutive game.
The Rangers have three former All-Stars starting this year’s game. Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli, and Adrian Beltre will all be starting for the American League. Hamilton, who got a late start to his career due to addiction, is making his fifth consecutive All-Star appearance. Napoli, a cast-off from the Angels two years ago, is making his first appearance. Beltre is making his third appearance, his second with Texas. He also made the team with Boston in 2010.
The Giants are the third team with three representatives for this year’s All-Star Game. Melky Cabrera, Buster Posey, and Pablo Sandoval will all be starting for the NL. This marks Cabrera’s, who is having the best year of his career, first appearance. This will also be Posey’s first appearance. He won Rookie of the Year in 2010. Sandoval will be making his second consecutive appearance.
Each player was voted in by the fans. Reserves and pitchers will be chosen by the game’s managers and will be announced later. The reserves and pitchers could significantly increase each team’s total representatives.
For continued coverage of the 2012 All-Star Game, be sure to check out our dedicated ASG Page.