Yu Darvish named to AL All-Star Team

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has been selected to the pitching staff for the American League for the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will take place on Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami.

The complete American and National League teams were announced today by Major League Baseball.

Darvish, who is a Major League Baseball A.L. selection, has been named to the A.L. All-Star Team for the fourth time. He was named to the team via player votes in both 2013 and 2014 and was selected in his rookie year of 2012 by virtue of winning the A.L. final man vote. Darvish did not pitch in 2012 at Kansas City, was replaced due to injury in 2013 at New York’s Citi Field, and worked a scoreless inning in relief in 2014 at Minnesota. His four All-Star selections are the most ever for a Texas pitcher, one more than Kenny Rogers.

Darvish is 6-6 in 17 starts for the Rangers in 2017 ranks among the A.L. leaders in strikeouts (3rd, 107), opponents average (3rd, .205), innings pitched (4th, 107.0) and ERA (6th, 3.11).

Andrus is joined on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game A.L. Final Vote by Boston’s Xander Bogaerts, Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas, New York’s Didi Gregorius, and Tampa Bay’s Logan Morrison.

He is batting .302 with 11 homers and 50 RBI in 80 games and is among the A.L. leaders in stolen bases (2nd, 20), hits (3rd, 97), and average (11th). Andrus has been selected as a reserve on A.L. All-Star teams in 2010 and 2012.

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