2022 MLB All-Star Game rosters announced; Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Judge among those heading to Midsummer Classic

The 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will happen Tuesday, July 19 in Los Angeles. This will be the 2nd time an All-Star Game is played in Dodger Stadium, as it likewise hosted the Midsummer Classic in 1980. Los Angeles likewise hosted the 1959 All-Star Game in Memorial Coliseum while Angel Stadium in Anaheim has actually hosted 3 times (1967, 1989 and 2010). 

As normal, the video game will pit the American League versus the National League with the previous season’s pennant-winning supervisors serving in the very same function for their league. That suggests Astros supervisor Dusty Baker helms the AL while Braves skipper Brian Snitker leads the NL. 

The beginners are enacted by fans while the reserves are completed through gamer tally and the commissioner’s workplace. Managers no longer belong to the procedure. 

Here are the lineups. Each league’s beginning pitcher will be chosen the day prior to the video game. 

American League Starters

C: Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays
1B: Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., Blue Jays
2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
3B: Rafael Devers, Red Sox
SS: Tim Anderson, White Sox
OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees; Mike Trout, Angels; Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees
DH: Shohei Ohtani, Angels

National League Starters

C: Willson Contreras, Cubs
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals
2B: Jazz Chisholm, Marlins
3B: Manny Machado, Padres
SS: Trea Turner, Dodgers
OF: Ronald Acuña, Jr., Braves; Mookie Betts, Dodgers; Joc Pederson, Giants
DH: Bryce Harper, Phillies 

American League reserves

C: Jose Trevino, Yankees
IF: Luis Arraez, Twins; Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; José Ramírez, Guardians; Andrés Giménez, Guardians
OF: George Springer, Blue Jays; Byron Buxton, Twins; Andrew Benintendi, Royals; Kyle Tucker, Astros; Julio Rodríguez, Mariners
DH: Yordan Alvarez, Astros

Legacy: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

National League reserves

C: Travis d’Arnaud, Braves
IF: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals; Pete Alonso, Mets; Jeff McNeil, Mets; C.J. Cron, Rockies; Dansby Swanson, Braves
OF: Kyle Schwarber, Phillies; Juan Soto, Nationals; Starling Marte, Mets; Ian Happ, Cubs
DH: William Contreras, Braves

Legacy: Albert Pujols, Cardinals

Contreras will begin over Harper in the DH slot, as Harper is hurt. The Contreras siblings will be the very first set of siblings to begin the All-Star Game together given that Roberto and Sandy Alomar in 1992. 

American League pitchers

  • Shane McClanahan, Rays
  • Nestor Cortes, Yankees
  • Alek Manoah, Blue Jays
  • Framber Valdez, Astros
  • Martín Pérez, Rangers
  • Paul Blackburn, Athletics
  • Justin Verlander, Astros
  • Gerrit Cole, Yankees
  • Shohei Ohtani, Angels
  • Clay Holmes, Yankees
  • Emmanuel Clase, Guardians
  • Gregory Soto, Tigers
  • Jorge López, Orioles

This is the 2nd straight season Ohtani was picked both as a designated player and as a pitcher. No one else has actually ever had that occur even as soon as. 

National League pitchers  

  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  • Sandy Alcantara, Marlins
  • Corbin Burnes, Brewers
  • Luis Castillo, Reds
  • Max Fried, Braves
  • Tony Gonsolin, Dodgers
  • Joe Musgrove, Padres
  • Edwin Díaz, Mets
  • Josh Hader, Brewers
  • Ryan Helsley, Cardinals
  • David Bednar, Pirates
  • Joe Mantiply, Diamondbacks



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