All-Star game roster revealed: Aaron Judge represents Yankees

Aaron Judge Continues All-Star Game Streak with Fifth Consecutive Selection.
Amanda Paula
Thursday June 29, 2023

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On Thursday night, following the New York Yankees’ commanding 10-4 victory over the Oakland A’s, Major League Baseball (MLB) unveiled the inclusion of Aaron Judge among the select group of players set to grace the All-Star Games.

Speculation had been rife that the Yankees might face the ignominy of having no representatives at the Midsummer Classic, echoing the rare occurrences of 1943 and 1991. However, those concerns were swiftly dispelled as Aaron Judge emerged as the sole standard-bearer for the storied franchise. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the talismanic figurehead of the Yankees has been elected to partake in the grandeur of the All-Star Games.

Who else was selected for the All-Star Game?

Aaron Judge takes a swing in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 in New York.
AP Photo/Adam Hunger

After two rounds of ardent voting, the curtain has been raised on the elite eight players who will join the luminary duo of Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuña Jr. in their respective starting lineups for the American and National Leagues.

The Texas Rangers displayed their strength in the American League by having four players chosen to start in this year’s games. Jonah Heim, Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, and Josh Jung will all represent the AL. Yandy Diaz will play first base, adding to the team’s strong infield. Mike Trout and Randy Arozarena will hold down the outfield. Sadly, even though he earned a starting spot, Aaron Judge cannot play, leaving one place open.

The National League landscape showcases a captivating duopoly, with the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers wielding considerable influence. Behind the plate for the Braves, the steady presence of Sean Murphy will guide the pitching staff, while Orlando Arcia will bring his mettle to the second base position. 

Taking flight in the outfield will be none other than the exhilarating Ronald Acuña Jr. As for the Dodgers, the formidable Freddie Freeman will assert his authority at first base, complemented by the incomparable Mookie Betts patrolling the vast expanse of the outfield. J.D. Martinez assumes the mantle of a designated hitter, adding further potency to the formidable lineup.

Luis Arraez is the designated leader of the keystone, and Nolan Arenado is keeping a watchful eye on the hot corner. The outfield is to be manned by none other than Corbin Carroll, a highly skilled rookie from the Diamondbacks.

The final revelations about the All-Star Game’s corps of pitchers and reserves will be unveiled on the momentous occasion of Sunday, July 2. The remaining vacancies will be determined by a vote cast by the players, adding an intriguing layer of anticipation to the proceedings.

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