Major League Baseball announced Saturday the selection of 10 players as All-Star Game replacements for players unable to participate in Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic at Coors Field in Denver.
American League replacements include Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt, Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield and Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Joey Wendle.
In the National League, replacements include the St. Louis catcher. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Freddy Peralta, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, New York Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker and Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner.
Molina becomes an All-Star for the 10th time in her career, which is the highest among 2021 All-Stars. Scherzer was selected for the eighth time.
Buehler, Merrifield and Turner will appear on the All-Star list for the second time, while Anderson, Bassitt, Peralta, Walker and Wendle will earn their first selection.