Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was one of half a dozen players added to the American League squad for Tuesday’s Major League All-Star game in Miami.
Cano replaces Starlin Castro of the New York Yankees, who pulled out of the mid-season exhibition with a hamstring injury.
Cano’s addition represents the eighth time he has been selected to the All-Star team. He is batting .279 with 17 homers and 60 runs-batted-in this season.
Also added to the AL squad on Friday were Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton, Tampa Bay right-handed starting pitcher Chris Archer and three right-handed relievers — Houston’s Chris Devenski, Minnesota’s Brandon Kintzler and Toronto’s Roberto Osuna.
Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed starter Alex Wood was named to replace teammate Clayton Kershaw on the National League team.
Kershaw will make his regularly scheduled start for the Dodgers on Sunday and is therefore ineligible to participate on Tuesday.
Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish, Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer and Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber were removed from the AL team due to their scheduled Sunday starts.
Also replaced were Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (thumb injury) and Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel (neck injury).
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