Infielder Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named as a National League All-Star replacement on Friday, replacing Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon on the roster for Tuesday’s All-Star Game.
The American League also tabbed right-handers Shane Bieber (Cleveland Indians) and Liam Hendriks (Oakland Athletics) to the team, replacing Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Charlie Morton and Texas Rangers left-hander Mike Minor.
Morton (9-2, AL-best 2.36 ERA) and Minor (8-4, 2.54) are starting for their respective teams on Sunday, making them ineligible to pitch in the All-Star Game.
Rendon, who is battling undisclosed injuries, is hitting .310 with 20 homers and 60 RBIs entering Friday’s play. Muncy is batting .276 with 21 homers and 59 RBIs.
The 30-year-old Hendricks is 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 40 appearances, while Bieber is 7-3 with a 3.54 ERA in 18 appearances (17 starts) and gets to play in front of the hometown fans in Cleveland.
–Field Level Media