Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder make a tough pairing in any lineup and both have been named to the AL All Star Game roster. (Image Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

2013 MLB All Star Game: AL Roster Unveiled

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Major League Baseball’s annual All Star Game will be played in just a few weeks, on July 16th at Citi Field in New York. Earlier this evening the roster were unveiled for each league and they are loaded with talent. The American League side will be skippered by Detroit’s Jim Leyland and he’ll have a host of familiar faces to work with, as six Tigers made they way onto the squad.

Starters

Catcher: Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

First Base: Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles

Second Base: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

Third Base: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Shortstop: J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles

Outfield: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

Outfield: Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

Designated Hitter: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

Pitchers

Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox

Brett Cecil, Toronto Blue Jays

Bartolo Colon, Oakland Athletics

Jesse Crain, Chicago White Sox

Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians

Joe Nathan, Texas Rangers

Glen Perkins, Minnesota Twins

Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox

Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers

Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

Catchers

Jason Castro, Houston Astros

Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

Infielders

Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers

Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians

Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays

Jhonny Peralta, Detroit Tigers

Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

Outfielders

Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers

Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

Torii Hunter, Detroit Tigers

Designated Hitter

Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays

While Detoit leads the way with six players making the roster, the Orioles impressed with a trio of starters being named to the roster. The team nearly had a fourth in that starting lineup, with Nick Markakis coming close in fan voting but it’d seem he failed to do enough to warrant a spot off the bench (for now). Either way, both clubs will be well represented in the game and the AL will have one heck of a formidable lineup for the NL squad to contend with.

There will be one more addition to the above group, pending the results of the fan voting for the final spot on the roster. In the AL it will be another reliever, as all five candidates are bullpen options: Joaquin Benoit (Detroit), Steve Delabar (Toronto), Koji Uehara (Boston), David Robertson (New York), and Tanner Scheppers (Texas). Fans can vote at mlb.com between now and 4:00 PM EST Thursday.

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