DETROIT (July 6, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Miguel Cabrera was voted a starter for the American League. This time, however, he’ll be starting at first base.
Cabrera was the only Tigers player to be voted as an American League All-Star starter, but he’ll be joined by teammates Victor Martinez and Max Scherzer, who were selected as reserves.
For Cabrera, it’s his ninth All-Star selection and will be his third start. Cabrera replaced Justin Morneau as the starter at first base in 2010 after Morneau suffered an injury that kept him out of the game.
Scherzer is making back-to-back trips to the All-Star Game, the first two trips of his career. Martinez is making his fifth to the All-Star Game, but his first as a member of the Detroit Tigers.
The Tigers could be getting a fourth representative. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello is one of five candidates for the Final Vote in the American League. Fans have until 4:00 p.m. Thursday to select the final All-Star for each league. Porcello is joined by Houston’s Dallas Keuchel, Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, LA’s Garrett Richards and Chicago’s Chris Sale. Fans can submit their vote here.
Former Kalamazoo Central star Derek Jeter was voted as the American League’s starting shortstop. Jeter is the 7th player ever to be chosen as a starter for the American League for the mid-summer classic.
The entire American League and National League rosters can be found here.