Major League Baseball yesterday evening announced the 2016 All-Star Game rosters, including the National and American League starters selected by fan voting. Among the noteworthy selections were seven Chicago Cubs, including five starters. For the AL, the Red Sox lead the way with six players, including four starters. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was selected as a starter for the eighth time, his 10th overall and likely final All-Star Game selection.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez was the top vote-getter this year, with 4,965,838 votes.
Several positions had tight races, most notably the spot for NL second baseman, where the Cubs’ Ben Zobrist edged the Nationals’ Daniel Murphy by a mere 88 votes. For NL catcher, Buster Posey beat out Yadier Molina of the Cardinals by 105,049 votes.
The rosters are as follows: