A record-tying 15 Dominicans in baseball’s All-Star Game
Santo Domingo.- San Diego’s Petco Park prepares for theSummer classic on Tuesday, when it hosts the Major League Baseball All-StarGame.
This time a total of 15 Dominicans were selected for theteam, the 84th game since first staged in 1933.
The number of Dominican players equals the record set inAnaheim in 2010.
The only two Dominican starters for the American League willbe the Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz as designated hitter, and Baltimore Orioles’Manny Machado, at third base.
It will be Ortiz’s 10th All-Star appearance,which also ties with Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski and Wade Boggs.
The Dominicans Edwin Encarnacion (Toronto), Eduardo Nunez(Minnesota), Robinson Cano (Seattle), Alex Colome (Tampa Bay), Dellin Betances(Yankees), Kelvin Herrera (Kansas) and Danny Salazar (Cleveland) are also inthe American League roster.
In the National League figure Marcell Ozuna (Miami),Fernando Rodney (Miami), Bartolo Colon (Mets), Johnny Cueto (San Francisco),Starling Marte (Pittsburgh) and Jeurys Familia (Mets).