2023 MLB All-Star Game roster: Full list of players heading to Seattle, including injury substitutes

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The 2023 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is scheduled for next week, with Seattle’s T-Mobile Park hosting the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday, July 11. On July 2, the American League and National League rosters were unveiled. The starters were already announced after completion of the two-stage fan vote. The remainder of each league’s 32-man roster — that is, reserves and 12 pitchers — was determined by player votes and, in some cases, commissioner selection.

Each of MLB’s 30 teams must be represented by at least one All-Star selection, although that selection does not have to be in the game or even healthy at the moment. In addition, the league will select numerous substitutes for injuries and each team’s manager (Dusty Baker in AL and Rob Thomson in NL) will select the substitutes needed in each starting line-up.

The Braves led the field this year with eight All-Star selections, followed by the Rangers and Dodgers with five, while the Orioles and Blue Jays each fielded four players. The Braves’ eight All-Stars are the most of any team since the Rangers also had eight in 2012. Also, the Dodgers have at least five All-Stars for the fourth straight season, while the Blue Jays have at least four for the third straight year. Finally, the Orioles have multiple All-Stars for the first time since 2016.

Now for the full squads.

American League starters

  • C: Jonah Heim, Rangers
  • 1B: Yandy Diaz, Rays
  • 2B: Marcus Semien, Rangers
  • 3B: Josh Jung, Rangers
  • SS: Corey Seager, Rangers
  • OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees (injured, won’t play in ASG)
  • OV: Mike Trout, Angels (injured, will not play for ASG)
  • OV: Randy Arozarena, Rays
  • DH: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
  • Managers: Dusty Baker, Astros

The substitutes for injured players are listed below. Ohtani got his starting spot before Phase 2 of the Fan Vote for being the AL’s top voter in Phase 1. The remaining eight starters in each league were selected from two finalists in each position in Stage 2 of Fan Voting.

National League starter

  • C: Sean Murphy, Braves
  • 1B: Freddie Freeman, Dodgers
  • 2B: Luis Arraez, Marlins
  • 3B: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals
  • SS: Orlando Arcia, Braves
  • BY: Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves
  • OV: Mookie Betts, Dodgers
  • OV: Corbin Carroll, Diamondbacks
  • DH: JD Martinez, Dodgers
  • Manager: Rob Thomson, Phillies

On the NL side, Acuña was the top voter in the opening phase of the fan vote and was automatically given the go-ahead.

American League player reserves

  • C Salvador Perez, Royals
  • C Adleyrutschman, Orioles
  • 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays
  • 2B Whit Merrifield, Blue Jays
  • SS Bo Bichette, Blue Jays
  • 3B José Ramírez, guard
  • SS Wander Franco, Rays (replacing Aaron Judge)
  • OV: Luis Robert Jr., White Sox
  • BY Austin Hays, Orioles
  • OF Yordan Alvarez, Astros (injured, won’t play for ASG)
  • OV Adolis García, Rangers
  • OV Julio Rodríguez, Mariners (replaces Yordan Alvarez)
  • OV Kyle Tucker, Astros (replaces Mike Trout)
  • DH: Brent Rooker, athletics

Reserve player for the National League position

  • C Will Smith, Dodgers
  • C Elias Diaz, Rocky Mountains
  • 1B Matt Olson, Braves
  • 1B Pete Alonso, Mets
  • 2B Ozzie Albies, Braves
  • 3B Austin Riley, Braves
  • SS Dansby Swanson, Cubs
  • OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Diamondbacks
  • BY Nick Castellanos, Phillies
  • BY Juan Soto, Padres
  • DH: Jorge Soler, Marlins

American League pitchers

  • Shohei Ohtani, Angels (not likely to serve in ASG due to finger problems)
  • Gerrit Cole, Yankees
  • Luis Castillo, Mariners
  • Sonny Gray, twins
  • Nathan Eovaldi, Rangers
  • Kevin Gausman, Blue Jays
  • Shane McClanahan, Rays (injured, will not play for ASG)
  • Framber Valdez, Astros
  • Michael Lorenzen, Tigers
  • Kenley Jansen, Red Sox
  • Emmanuel Clase, Warden
  • Felix Bautista, Orioles
  • Yennier Cano, Orioles
  • George Kirby, Mariners (replacing Shane McClanahan)

National League pitcher

  • Zac Gallen, Diamondbacks
  • Spencer Strider, Braves
  • Bryce Elder, Braves
  • Justin Steele, Cubs
  • Mitch Keller, Pirates
  • Josiah Gray, Nationals
  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers (injured, won’t play in ASG)
  • Marcus Stroman, Cubs
  • Alexis Diaz, Reds
  • Josh Hader, Padres
  • Devin Williams, Brewer
  • Camilo Doval, Giants
  • David Bednar, Pirates (replacing Clayton Kershaw)

Ahead of the 2023 All-Star Game, the American League leads the all-time series with a record of 47-43-2, according to Baseball Reference. The AL has won nine straight All-Star games.

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