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MLB All-Star Game: 3 More Boston Red Sox players Selected; 5 total will play in ‘Midsummer Classic’

Three more Boston Red Sox players have been chosen to participate in the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Denver.

Red Sox assigned hitter J.D. Martinez and pitchers Nathan Eovaldi and Matt Barnes were named to the American League All-Star group on Sunday.

On Thursday, Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts and third baseman Rafael Devers were named AL All-Star starters for the “Midsummer Classic” at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.

Martinez has made his fourth All-Star group and his third since joining the Red Sox in front of the 2018 season. The 33-year-old, who is a hold DH for the American League this year, was batting .303 with 17 homers, 56 runs batted in and a .557 slugging rate entering Sunday.

  1. Charles Krupa

Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez watches his RBI fielder’s choice during the fourth inning of a ball game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Boston.

Eovaldi, 31, has been named to his first MLB All-Star group. In 17 beginnings, he’s incorporated a 9-4 success misfortune record with a group best 3.41 acquired run normally among Boston’s beginning pitchers and 90 strikeouts. He has additionally tossed a group-high 97 2/3 innings.

2. Elise Amendola

Boston Red Sox beginning pitcher Nathan Eovaldi conveys to the Kansas City Royals in the principal inning of a ball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Boston.

Barnes, 31, is likewise a first-time MLB All-Star to a great extent because of a lifelong year. As the Red Sox closer, he had a 4-2 record with a 2.75 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched entering Sunday. Entering Sunday, he changed over 18 of his 22 save openings and had the second-most saves in the American League.

3. Chris O’Meara

Boston Red Sox alleviation pitcher Matt Barnes during a ball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is planned for Tuesday, July 13.

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