June 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Justin Ruggiano (left), center fielder Scott Cousins (center), and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (right) all celebrate their 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Giancarlo Stanton named to First All-Star Game, Lone Marlin Going

Major League Baseball announced the 2012 All-Star Game rosters on Sunday, and Giancarlo Stanton was selected as a reserve to represent the Marlins in the Midsummer Classic, which will be held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Stanton will be the lone Marlin headed to the Mid-Summer classic.

Stanton will also participate in the home run derby, which he confirmed earlier in the week.



Before the beginning of the month of June, there was a strong argument for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante making a trip to Kansas City as well. A arguement could have been made for Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes, but they were more of long shots then the other two.

I will have a more detailed post on Stanton’s All-Star selection later today, but here is a look at the All-Star teams:

National League roster
C Buster Posey, SF
1B Joey Votto, CIN
2B Dan Uggla, ATL
SS Rafael Furcal, STL
3B Pablo Sandoval, SF
OF Melky Cabrera, SF
OF Carlos Beltran, STL
OF Matt Kemp, LAD
RHP Matt Cain, SF
LHP Aroldis Chapman, CIN
RHP R.A. Dickey, NYM
LHP Gio Gonzalez, WAS
LHP Cole Hamels, PHI
RHP Joel Hanrahan, PIT
LHP Clayton Kershaw, LAD
RHP Craig Kimbrel, ATL
RHP Lance Lynn, STL
LHP Wade Miley, ARI
RHP Jonathan Papelbon, PHI
RHP Stephen Strasburg, WAS
RHP Huston Street, SD
C Yadier Molina, STL
C Carlos Ruiz, PHI
1B Bryan LaHair, CHC
2B Jose Altuve, HOU
SS Starlin Castro, CHC
SS Ian Desmond, WAS
3B David Wright, NYM
OF Ryan Braun, MIL
OF Jay Bruce, CIN
OF Carlos Gonzalez, COL
OF Andrew McCutchen, PIT
OF Giancarlo Stanton, MIA


American League roster
C Mike Napoli, TEX
1B Prince Fielder, DET
2B Robinson Cano, NYY
3B Adrian Beltre, TEX
SS Derek Jeter, NYY
OF Josh Hamilton, TEX
OF Curtis Granderson, NYY
OF Jose Bautista, TOR
DH David Ortiz, BOS
RHP Ryan Cook, OAK
LHP Matt Harrison, TEX
RHP Felix Hernandez, SEA
RHP Jim Johnson, BAL
RHP Joe Nathan, TEX
RHP Chris Perez, CLE
LHP David Price, TB
RHP Fernando Rodney, TB
LHP CC Sabathia, NYY
LHP Chris Sale, CWS
RHP Justin Verlander, DET
RHP Jered Weaver, LAA
LHP C.J. Wilson, LAA
C Joe Mauer, MIN
C Matt Wieters, BAL
SS Elvis Andrus, TEX
SS Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE
3B Miguel Cabrera, DET
2B Ian Kinsler, TEX
1B Paul Konerko, CWS
OF Adam Jones, BAL
OF Mike Trout, LAA
OF Mark Trumbo, LAA
DH Billy Butler, KC
DH Adam Dunn, CWS

Tags: Anibal Sanchez Giancarlo Stanton Hanley Ramirez Jose Reyes Miami Marlins Omar Infante

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