For the second consecutive season, the
After the Dodgers were shut out in fan voting on Sunday, they did well when reserves and pitchers were announced Monday. First baseman
In addition, pitcher
Although the Dodgers had no starters elected as position players, Greinke is one of the candidates to start as the National League pitcher. Greinke (7-2) leads the major leagues with a 1.48 earned-run average.
The other candidates to start include
Bochy bypassed Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw two years ago, when the
Greinke made the All-Star team for the second consecutive season and third time overall. Gonzalez, who made an All-Star team for the fifth time in his career and his first time with the Dodgers, is batting .291 with 15 home runs.
The selections further validated the Dodgers’ then-maligned trade of Matt Kemp to the
Grandal is batting .277, and he leads NL catchers with 12 home runs and an .890 OPS.
Pederson is batting .234 with 20 home runs, tied for fifth in the league. He is the first rookie to represent the Dodgers in the All-Star game since Nomo in 1995.