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Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

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The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN.

American League Starters

C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals

2B – Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

SS – Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

3B – Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

OF – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

OF – Jackie Bradley, Jr., Boston Red Sox

OF – Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

DH – David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

American League Reserves

C – Stephen Vogt, Oakland Athletics

C – Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles

1B – Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

2B – Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

3B – Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays

SS – Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

SS – Eduardo Nunez, Minnesota Twins

OF – Carlos Beltran, New York Yankees

OF – Ian Desmond, Texas Rangers

OF – Mark Trumbo, Baltimore Orioles

DH – Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays

American League Pitchers

SP – Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox

SP – Danny Salazar, Cleveland Indians

SP – Cole Hamels, Texas Rangers

SP – Steven Wright, Boston Red Sox

SP – Marco Estrada, Toronto Blue Jays

RP – Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox

RP – Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles

RP – Brad Brach, Baltimore Orioles

RP – Andrew Miller, New York Yankees

RP – Dellin Betances, New York Yankees

RP – Wade Davis, Kansas City Royals

RP – Alex Colome, Tampa Bay Rays

RP – Will Harris, Houston Astros

National League Starters

C – Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

1B – Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

2B – Ben Zobrist, Chicago Cubs

SS – Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs

3B – Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

3B – Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals

OF – Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

OF – Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets

OF – Dexter Fowler, Chicago Cubs

National League Reserves

C – Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals

C – Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers

1B – Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

1B – Wil Myers, San Diego Padres

2B – Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals

3B – Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

SS – Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

OF – Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds

OF – Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

OF – Odubel Herrera, Philadelphia phillies

OF – Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins

National League Pitchers

SP – Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP – Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs

SP – Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

SP – Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants

SP – Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves

SP – Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets

SP – Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins

SP – Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

RP – Jeurys Familia, New York Mets

RP – Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers

RP – Mark Melancon, Pittsburgh Pirates

RP – Fernando Rodney, Miami Marlins

RP – A.J. Ramos, Miami Marlins

Discuss the snubs in the comments. I’ll get you started: Jake Lamb.

 

Report: Pirates to convert JB Shuck into two-way player

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Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports that the Pirates have decided to convert outfielder JB Shuck into a two-way player. Recent comments relayed from the club’s director of player development, Larry Broadway, indicated that the outfielder would be coached in developing his pitching skills while working at Triple-A Indianapolis.

Per Broadway, the change would be enacted to help the veteran outfielder develop some much-needed versatility in the majors, where he’s only ever been limited to outfield and DH responsibilities. Well, except for the two games in which he pitched an inning of relief: once, against the Nationals in a blowout 11-4 loss in 2016, then in a similarly painful loss to the Diamondbacks this past April. During the latter outing, he finished the game with a 13-pitch ninth inning after allowing just one hit and one walk.

Add to that one minor-league outing in 2012, and the 31-year-old Shuck has pitched just three times over the course of his 12-season career in pro ball. While he has three years of experience on the mound from his college days, he’ll need quite a bit of preparation to handle the kind of workload expected from a two-way outfielder/reliever: 20+ innings pitched over a season and 20+ games played as a designated hitter or position player.

Still, his lack of experience doesn’t seem to faze Broadway, at least not this early in the process. There’s no word yet on how soon Shuck would be expected to debut his new skillset on a major-league level.