2014 MLB All-Star Rosters: Oakland A’s Sending Six Players To Midsummer Classic

Josh DonaldsonThe rosters for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game were unveiled Sunday night, with the Boston Red Sox sending just one player to the Midsummer Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 15.

Left-handed pitcher Jon Lester was selected to the American League squad by manager John Farrell to give Boston their mandatory representative. The southpaw could be joined by teammate and closer Koji Uehara, however, as he was named as a replacement if one of the 13 pitchers on the AL pitching staff is unable to participate.

As for other teams around the league, the first-place Oakland Athletics boast the most selections, sending six players to Target Field. Lefty Scott Kazmir, third baseman Josh Donaldson, catcher Derek Norris, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss and closer Sean Doolittle will all represent the A’s, who haven’t had this many players elected since 1975.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will be making his last All-Star appearance and he’ll be playing alongside former teammate Robinson Cano, as well.

The National League, meanwhile, will be led by the dynamic Yasiel Puig, who will be making his first start. It was Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, though, who earned the most votes in the NL, garnering 5.3 million, and he will serve as the team captain for the Home Run Derby on Monday.

The full rosters, which boast 34 players each, can be seen below. Only 33 of the players on both teams have been named so far, though, as the last spot on each squad is still up for grabs and will be decided via the “Final Vote” fan voting process.

AL Starters (voted on by fans)

C Matt Wieters, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles
OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles

AL Pitchers

RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees

AL Reserves

C Salvador Perez, Royals —  replaces Wieters in the starting lineup
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians

NL Starters (voted on by fans)

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
2B Chase Utley, Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

 NL Pitchers

RHP Johnny Cueto, Reds
LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
RHP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
RHP Tyson Ross, Padres
RHP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
RHP Julio Teheran, Braves*
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Tony Watson, Pirates
RHP Pat Neshek, Cardinals

* Teheran replaces Jeff Samardzija, who was voted into the game but was ruled ineligible following his trade from the Cubs to the Athletics.

NL Reserves

C Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
C Devin Mesoraco, Reds
1B Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B Dee Gordon, Dodgers
2B Daniel Murphy, Mets
SS Starlin Castro, Cubs
3B Todd Frazier, Reds
3B Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
IF/OF Josh Harrison, Pirates
OF Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
OF Hunter Pence, Giants
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

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