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

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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

Starters

C

Buster Posey

1B

Joey Votto

2B

Dan Uggla

SS

Rafael Furcal

3B

Pablo Sandoval

OF

Melky Cabrera

OF

Carlos Beltran

OF

Matt KempPitchers

RHP

Matt Cain

LHP

Aroldis Chapman

RHP

R.A. Dickey

LHP

Gio Gonzalez

LHP

Cole Hamels

RHP

Joel Hanrahan

LHP

Clayton Kershaw

RHP

Craig Kimbrel

RHP

Lance Lynn

LHP

Wade Miley

RHP

Jonathan Papelbon

RHP

Stephen Strasburg

RHP

Huston StreetReserves

C

Yadier Molina

C

Carlos Ruiz

1B

Bryan LaHair

2B

Jose Altuve

SS

Starlin Castro

SS

Ian Desmond

3B

David Wright

OF

Ryan Braun

OF

Jay Bruce

OF

Carlos Gonzalez

OF

Andrew McCutchen

OF

Giancarlo Stanton, MIA

American League roster

Starters

C

Mike Napoli

1B

Prince Fielder

2B

Robinson Cano

3B

Adrian Beltre

SS

Derek Jeter

OF

Josh Hamilton

OF

Curtis Granderson

OF

Jose Bautista

DH

David OrtizPitchers

RHP

Ryan Cook

LHP

Matt Harrison

RHP

Felix Hernandez

RHP

Jim Johnson

RHP

Joe Nathan

RHP

Chris Perez

LHP

David Price

RHP

Fernando Rodney

LHP

CC Sabathia

LHP

Chris Sale

RHP

Justin Verlander

RHP

Jered Weaver

LHP

C.J. WilsonReserves

C

Joe Mauer

C

Matt Wieters

SS

Elvis Andrus

SS

Asdrubal Cabrera

3B

Miguel Cabrera

2B

Ian Kinsler

1B

Paul Konerko

OF

Adam Jones

OF

Mike Trout

OF

Mark Trumbo

DH

Billy Butler

DH

Adam Dunn
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