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2012 MLB All-Star Game Rosters Announced

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This time it counts!
This time it counts!

The National League and American League rosters for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game have been released. The game will be played on Tuesday, July 10 at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. The Mets' David Wright and R.A. Dickey, both baseball luminaries at their respective positions, have been chosen to represent the National League.

As with every year, the All-Star Game starters were chosen by fans around baseball, who fill out paper ballots at the ballpark and, increasingly prevalent in the Internet age, stuff ballots online for their favorite (i.e., not necessarily the best) players. The MLB website allows you to vote up to 25 times with a single email address, and with services like Gmail, etc. making it free and trivially easy to create many new email addresses in a matter of seconds, a bit of spare time and a cadre of close, dedicated friends could file thousands of ballots in a fairly short time.

Here's what the full rosters, excepting the Final Vote selection and injury replacements for each league, look like.


Starters

NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE
C: Buster Posey, SF C: Mike Napoli, TEX
1B: Joey Votto, CIN 1B: Prince Fielder, DET
2B: Dan Uggla, ATL 2B: Robinson Cano, NYY
3B: Pablo Sandoval, SF 3B: Adrian Beltre, TEX
SS: Rafael Furcal, STL SS: Derek Jeter, NYY
OF: Melky Cabrera, SF OF: Josh Hamilton, TEX
OF: Carlos Beltran, STL OF: Curtis Granderson, NYY
OF: Matt Kemp, LAD OF: Jose Bautista, TOR


Pitchers

NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE
Matt Cain, SF Ryan Cook, OAK
Aroldis Chapman, CIN Matt Harrison, TEX
R.A. Dickey, NYM Felix Hernandez, SEA
Gio Gonzalez, WAS Jim Johnson, BAL
Cole Hamels, PHI Joe Nathan, TEX
Joel Hanrahan, PIT Chris Perez, CLE
Clayton Kershaw, LAD David Price, TB
Craig Kimbrel, ATL Fernando Rodney, TB
Lance Lynn, STL CC Sabathia, NYY
Wade Miley, ARI Chris Sale, CWS
Jonathan Papelbon, PHI Justin Verlander, DET
Stephen Strasburg, WAS Jered Weaver, LAA
Huston Street, SD C.J. Wilson, LAA


Reserves

NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE
Yadier Molina, STL Joe Mauer, MIN
Carlos Ruiz, PHI Matt Wieters, BAL
Bryan LaHair, CHC Elvis Andrus, TEX
Jose Altuve, HOU Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE
Starlin Castro, CHC Miguel Cabrera, DET
Ian Desmond, WAS Ian Kinsler, TEX
David Wright, NYM Paul Konerko, CWS
Ryan Braun, MIL Adam Jones, BAL
Jay Bruce, CIN Mike Trout, LAA
Carlos Gonzalez, COL Mark Trumbo, LAA
Andrew McCutchen, PIT Billy Butler, KC
Giancarlo Stanton, MIA Adam Dunn, CWS