July 17: MLB has announced three more additions, including the previously reported addition of Williams. The other two are poets: Liam Hendriks of the White Sox and Jordan Romano of the Blue Jays. Those three will replace Cole, Verlander and Fried.
July 16, 23:01: Brewer’s Illuminator Devin Williams is also named to the NL roster, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link).
19:11:PM: Four replacements have been announced for the All-Star rosters, taking the places of four other players who will not be part of the Midsummer Classic. Dodgers left handed Tyler AndersonPadres infielder Jake Cronenworthand Braves third baseman Austin Riley will join the National League team while Blue Jays second baseman Santiago Spinal is named after the roster of the American League.
Espinal replaces Jose Altuve, who was hit in the knee by a pitch on Thursday. Altuve was out of action on Friday and is back in the Astros lineup tonight as the DH, but while he is good enough to play, Altuve and the Astros will use the All-Star break to bring the second baseman back to 100 percent completely. to get. Altuve was chosen to start the AL at second base, but now Andres Gimenez take over as starter for Tuesday’s game.
Jazz Chisholm was named NL’s starting second baseman, but the outstanding Marlins will also miss the game due to his low back injury. Chisholm has been on the 10-day injured list since June 28, but he trained at the Marlins’ spring camp and participated in baseball activities. There is no set timeline for Chisholm’s return, but the team is hopeful that Chisholm can be activated before the start of the second half. With Chisholm out, Jeff McNeil becomes NL’s new starter on the cornerstone, while Cronenworth takes over the backup infield role.
Giant’s lefty Carlos Rodon also battles injuries and opens the door for Anderson to receive the first All-Star nod of his seven-year career. Rodon has both a blister and a split nail on the middle finger of his throwing hand, saying: Henry Schulman and other reporters that he skips the ASG to give the injury time to heal properly. There is no indication yet that Rodon could need a visit to the injured list, and since Rodon last pitched on Thursday, he will be given at least a full week off between starts.
Riley was arguably the most prominent omission in the original All-Star roster, given that the Braves slugger posted some massive numbers in the first half. However, as is often the case with “snubs”, the situation resolved itself once other players started to drop out. Riley will take the place of Nolan Arenadoas the Cardinals third baseman will use the break to fix a lingering back problem.