2022 MLB All-Star Game rosters announced; Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Judge among those heading to Midsummer Classic

The 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will take place Tuesday, July 19 in Los Angeles. This will be the second time an All-Star Game is played in Dodger Stadium, as it also hosted the Midsummer Classic in 1980. Los Angeles also hosted the 1959 All-Star Game in Memorial Coliseum while Angel Stadium in Anaheim has hosted three times ( 1967, 1989 and 2010).

As usual, the game will pit the American League against the National League with the previous season’s pennant-winning managers serving in the same role for their league. That means Astros manager Dusty Baker helms the AL while Braves skipper Brian Snitker leads the NL.

The starters are voted in by fans while the reserves are filled in via player ballot and the commissioner’s office. Managers no longer are part of the process.

Here are the rosters. Each league’s starting pitcher will be selected the day before the game.

American League Starters

C: Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays
1B: Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., Blue Jays
2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
3B: Rafael Devers, Red Sox
SS: Tim Anderson, White Sox
OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees; Mike Trout, Angels; Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees
DH: Shohei Ohtani, Angels

National League Starters

C: Willson Contreras, Cubs
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals
2B: Jazz Chisholm, Marlins
3B: Manny Machado, Padres
SS: Trea Turner, Dodgers
OF: Ronald Acuña, Jr., Braves; Mookie Betts, Dodgers; Joc Pederson, Giants
DH: Bryce Harper, Phillies

American League reserves

C: Jose Trevino, Yankees
IF: Luis Arraez, Twins; Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; José Ramírez, Guardians; Andres Gimenez, Guardians
OF: George Springer, Blue Jays; Byron Buxton, Twins; Andrew Benintendi, Royals; Kyle Tucker, Astros; Julio Rodriguez, Mariners
DH: Yordan Alvarez, Astros

Legacy: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

National League reserves

C: Travis d’Arnaud, Braves
IF: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals; Pete Alonso, Mets; Jeff McNeil, Mets; CJ Cron, Rockies; Dansby Swanson, Braves
OF: Kyle Schwarber, Phillies; Juan Soto, Nationals; Starling Marte, Mets; Ian Happ, Cubs
DH: William Contreras, Braves

Legacy: Albert Pujols, Cardinals

Contreras will start over Harper in the DH slot, as Harper is injured. The Contreras brothers will be the first set of brothers to start the All-Star Game together since Roberto and Sandy Alomar in 1992.

American League Pitchers

  • Shane McClanahan, Rays
  • Nestor Cortes, Yankees
  • Alek Manoah, Blue Jays
  • Framber Valdez, Astros
  • Martin Perez, Rangers
  • Paul Blackburn, Athletics
  • Justin Verlander, Astros
  • Gerrit Cole, Yankees
  • Shohei Ohtani, Angels
  • Clay Holmes, Yankees
  • Emmanuel Clase, Guardians
  • Gregory Soto, Tigers
  • Jorge Lopez, Orioles

This is the second straight season Ohtani was chosen both as a designated hitter and as a pitcher. No one else has ever had that happen even once.

National League pitchers

  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  • Sandy Alcantara, Marlins
  • Corbin Burnes, Brewers
  • Luis Castillo, Reds
  • Max Fried, Brave
  • Tony Gonsolin, Dodgers
  • Joe MusgrovePadres
  • Edwin Diaz, Mets
  • Josh Hader, Brewers
  • Ryan Helsley, Cardinals
  • David Bednar, Pirates
  • Joe Mantiply, Diamondbacks

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