Corey Seager selected as AL all-star

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Texas Rangers' Corey Seager rounds the bases after hitting a home run during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, July 9, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager has been selected to the American League roster for the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will take place on Tuesday, July 19 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Seager, who joins left-handed pitcher Martín Pérez as Rangers representatives for this year’s All-Star Game, was selected as an injury replacement for Toronto outfielder George Springer.

This is the third career All-Star selection for Seager, who was on the National League roster as a reserve in both 2016 (San Diego) and 2017 (Miami) while he was with the Dodgers.  He has batted .245/.321/.467/.787 (81-330) with 21 home runs, 10 doubles, and 48 RBI over 84 games this season, his first campaign with the Rangers.  His 21 home runs rank 7th in the American League and already mark the 3rd-highest single-season total of his career (26 in 2016, 22 in 2017).  Of his 21 home runs, 20 have come as a shortstop, the highest total for any MLB player at the position in 2022.

Corey Seager is the reigning American League Player of the Week after batting .500 (11-22) with 4 home runs and 9 RBI from July 4-10.

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He also hit home runs in a career-best 5 consecutive games from July 8-12 to open the current Rangers homestand, which tied the 2nd-longest home run streak in club history.

Seager is the sixth Texas shortstop selected for the All-Star Game, joining Toby Harrah (1975-76), Bert Campaneris (1977), Alex Rodriguez (2001-02-03), Michael Young (2004-05-06-07-08), and Elvis Andrus (2010, 2012).  He is the first Texas shortstop selected for the All-Star Game since 2012, when Elvis Andrus was a manager’s selection.  Andrus’ appearance in that year’s game in Kansas City was at third base.  Seager is the first Texas infielder to receive All-Star honors since third baseman Adrián Beltré in 2014.

This is the third consecutive All-Star Game for the Rangers to have multiple players selected to the American League roster (3 each in 2019 and 2021), with at least one pitcher and one position player picked in all three years.  There was no All-Star Game in 2020 due to the pandemic.

From Texas Rangers PR staff reports