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Here are your 2017 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

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The 2017 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Marlins at Marlins Park on July 11. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN.

American League Starters

C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

1B – Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays

2B – Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

SS – Carlos Correa, Houston Astros

3B – Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians

OF – Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

OF – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

OF – George Springer, Houston Astros

DH – Corey Dickerson, Tampa Bay Rays

American League Reserves

C – Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees

1B – Yonder Alonso, Oakland Athletics

2B – Jonathan Schoop, Baltimore Orioles

2B – Starlin Castro, New York Yankees

SS – Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

3B – Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins

OF – Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

OF – Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians

OF – Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox

DH – Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners

American League Pitchers

SP – Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox

SP – Ervin Santana, Minnesota Twins

SP – Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals

SP – Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

SP – Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros

SP – Lance McCullers, Houston Astros

SP – Luis Severino, New York Yankees

SP – Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

SP – Michael Fulmer, Detroit Tigers

RP – Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians

RP – Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox

RP – Dellin Betances, New York Yankees

National League Starters

C – Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

1B – Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

2B – Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals

SS – Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds

3B – Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

OF – Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

OF – Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

OF – Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins

National League Reserves

C – Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

1B – Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

1B – Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

2B – D.J. LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies

SS – Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

3B – Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks

3B – Josh Harrison, Pittsburgh Pirates

OF – Michael Conforto, New York Mets

OF – Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers

OF – Ender Inciarte, Atlanta Braves

OF – Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

National League Pitchers

SP – Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP – Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals

SP – Carlos Martinez, St. Louis Cardinals

SP – Robbie Ray, Arizona Diamondbacks

SP – Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks

SP – Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

RP – Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers

RP – Greg Holland, Colorado Rockies

RP – Wade Davis, Chicago Cubs

RP – Brad Hand, San Diego Padres

RP – Pat Neshek, Philadelphia Phillies

RP – Corey Knebel, Milwaukee Brewers

Here are all the teams listed by number of All-Stars:

  • Five: Yankees, Indians, Astros, nationals
  • Four: Diamondbacks, Rockies, Dodgers
  • Three: Red Sox
  • Two: Reds, Twins, Cardinals, Royals, Marlins
  • One: Rangers, Brewers, Athletics, Cubs, Pirates, Giants, Rays, Blue Jays, Mariners, Braves, Phillies, Tigers, Mets, White Sox, Angels, Orioles, Padres

Each league will add one more player through the Final Vote. Stick around to find out which 10 players made the Final Vote.

Feel free to discuss the players you felt are deserving or undeserving in the comments.

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year’s overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.

Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court, according to Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Kay was communications director for the Angels.

Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed before the teams played the final three games.

Skaggs died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, a coroner’s report said. Prosecutors accused Kay of providing the fentanyl to Skaggs and others, who were not named.

“Tyler Skaggs’s overdose – coming, as it did, in the midst of an ascendant baseball career – should be a wake-up call: No one is immune from this deadly drug, whether sold as a powder or hidden inside an innocuous-looking tablet,” Nealy Cox said.

If convicted, Kay faces up to 20 years in prison. Federal court records do not list an attorney representing him, and an attorney who previously spoke on his behalf did not immediately return a message seeking comment.