The MLB announced the starting lineup for the upcoming 2023 All-Star game. The Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves are highly represented, with eight other teams also represented. On Sunday, July 2, the final positions for pitchers and reserves will be announced.
American League Roster Dominated by Rangers
The Texas Rangers lead the American League roster, claiming four starting spots. Catcher Jonah Heim, second baseman Marcus Semien, shortstop Corey Seager, and rookie third baseman Josh Jung were selected by fans to represent the Rangers. Yandy Diaz of the Tampa Bay Rays will play first base, while Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Rays’ Randy Arozarena will play outfield. Aaron Judge got a starting outfield place as well, but will not participate due to a toe injury, leaving a spot open. Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way superstar, will fill the Designated Hitter position.
National League Features Braves and Dodgers
The National League roster features players mainly from the Braves and the Dodgers. The Braves’ Sean Murphy will take on the catching duties, Orlando Arcia will hold down the shortstop position, and Ronald Acuña Jr. will command the outfield. Freddie Freeman at first base, Mookie Betts in the outfield, and J.D. Martinez as the designated hitter are among the Dodgers’ contributions. The remaining positions are filled by Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez, St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado, and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll.
New and Returning Faces
This year’s All-Star game sees eight players receiving their first All-Star nods, including Rangers rookie Josh Jung and Diamondbacks rookie Corbin Carroll. Meanwhile, veterans like Mike Trout will be returning for their tenth time in the All-Star game.
The 2023 MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard, is planned to take place on July 11 in Seattle, and the announcement of the starters has piqued fans’ interest. The selection show aired on ESPN and was live streamed on ESPN+ and Fubo for viewers all around the world.
Remaining Selections Awaited
The complete All-Star rosters for both teams, including pitchers and reserve position players, will be announced on July 2. These decisions, which will feature a total of 23 players for each team, will be made by “Player Ballot” choices and decisions made by the Commissioner’s Office. Fans are eagerly awaiting these final announcements to see if their favorite players made the cut.
The 2023 MLB All-Star game will be broadcast on ESPN for those who want to watch. Fans hoping to see their favorite players perform can stream the event live on ESPN+ or Fubo, which offers a free trial.