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Tim Anderson named to American League All-Star Team

by Joe Binder

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is heading to to the All-Star game.

The team announced this morning that the 2019 batting champ has been added to the American League roster. It will mark the first All-Star Game of TA’s career.

Anderson, 28, is currently hitting .312/.350/.429 with six home runs, 17 doubles, 31 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and a 116 WRC+ this season. He’s also in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak, which includes 13 hits over his last five games. His addition makes him the fourth Sox player to earn an All-Star nod, with teammates Liam Hendriks, Lance Lynn, and Carlos Rodon rounding out the group.

Houston shortstop Carlos Correa was originally chosen as an American League reserve on Sunday, but announced several days ago that he planned on skipping the Midsummer Classic. After Houston placed him on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, any chance of him participating was officially wiped away.

Anderson joins Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who will be starting the game for the American League after receiving the most fan votes.

The All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The game will air on FOX, with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT.


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