MLB All-Star game to include Trout, Kershaw, maybe Puig, Gonzalez

Clayton Kershaw
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has a 7-5 record with a 1.93 earned-run average this season.
(Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be making his third consecutive All-Star game appearance and Angels outfielder Mike Trout his second.

And rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers still has a chance of making his first.

Puig, who has played only 31 games in the majors, was among the five players on the National League ballot for the final spot on the team.

To make it, he’ll have to win out over Dodgers teammate Adrian Gonzalez as well as San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence, Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman and Washington shortstop Ian Desmond.


Puig, an outfielder, received 842,915 write-in votes in the regular All-Star balloting, the most since Freddy Sanchez got 856,685 in 2006.

Kershaw received the second-most votes of any NL pitcher, behind only New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey, who is expected to get the start.

Trout received the second most fan votes among American League outfielders behind Baltimore’s Adam Jones, and Trout led the players’ voting.

Voting for the final roster spot in each league will take place in the next five days. Fans can vote at, club Internet sites and by mobile phone.


The All-Star game will be played at New York’s Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16, and will be televised by Fox.

The rosters:

National League


C-Yadier Molina, St. Louis; 1B-Joey Votto, Cincinnati; 2B-Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati; SS-Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado; 3B-David Wright, New York Mets; OF-Carlos Beltran, St. Louis, Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado, Bryce Harper, Washington.


C-Buster Posey, San Francisco; OF-Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh, Michael Cuddyer, Colorado, Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee, Domonic Brown, Philadelphia; 3B-Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh; SS-Everth Cabrera, San Diego, Jean Segura, Milwaukee; 2B-Matt Carpenter, St. Louis, Marco Scutaro, San Francisco; 1B-Allen Craig, St. Louis, Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona.



Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Patrick Corbin, Arizona; Matt Harvey, New York Mets; Adam Wainwright, St. Louis; Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh; Jordan Zimmermann, Washington; Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta; Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati; Travis Wood, Chicago Cubs; Jose Fernandez, Miami; Cliff Lee, Philadelphia; Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh; Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco.

American League


C-Joe Mauer, Minnesota; 1B-Chris Davis, Baltimore; 2B-Robinson Cano, New York Yankees; SS-J.J. Hardy, Baltimore; 3B-Miguel Cabrera, Detroit; OF-Adam Jones, Baltimore, Mike Trout, Angels, Jose Bautista, Toronto; DH-David Ortiz, Boston.


1B-Prince Fielder, Detroit; OF-Torii Hunter, Detroit, Nelson Cruz, Texas, Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay, Alex Gordon, Kansas City; SS-Jhonny Peralta, Detroit; 2B-Dustin Pedroia, Boston, Jason Kipnis, Cleveland; 3B-Manny Machado, Baltimore; C-Jason Castro, Houston, Salvador Perez, Kansas City; DH-Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto.


Max Scherzer, Detroit; Felix Hernandez, Seattle; Clay Buchholz, Boston; Yu Darvish, Texas; Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle; Joe Nathan, Texas; Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees; Jesse Crain, Chicago White Sox; Brett Cecil, Toronto; Justin Verlander, Detroit; Justin Masterson, Cleveland; Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox. Note: Buchholz and Crain are on the disabled list and will be replaced by Bartolo Colon of Oakland and Glen Perkins of Minnesota.



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