Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton Named All-Star Starters

The Yankees will provide two-thirds of the American League’s starting field at this year’s All-Star Game, with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton taking corners on either side of Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout.

It’s the first time since Dave Winfield and Rickey Henderson, who started for the AL in 1988, that the Yankees have two outfielders in the All-Star Game.

The starting lineups for the game, which will be played July 19 at Dodger Stadium, were announced by Major League Baseball on Friday. In addition to the Yankees Sluggers, local clubs will also have a strong presence. Batsman-designate Shohei Ohtani and Trout will represent the Angels as starters, and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts and shortstop Trea Turner will both start for the NL

Notably absent are all of the Mets’ starters, who as of Thursday were two-and-a-half games behind the Dodgers for the best record in the NL but will have to wait and see who will be selected as a reserve from their roster after Pete Alonso and the St. Louis Cardinals’ Paul Goldschmidt NL starting first baseman beaten.

catcher: Alejandro Kirk, TOR

1st base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR

2nd base: Jose Altuve, HOU

3rd base: Rafael Devers, BOS

short stop: Tim Anderson, CHW

outfield: Giancarlo Stanton, New York; Mike Trout, LAA; Aaron Judge, NYY

Designated Batsman: Shohei Ohtani, LAA

Legacy Selection: Miguel Cabrera, DET

catcher: Willson Contreras, CHC

1st base: Paul Goldschmidt, STL

2nd base: Jazz Chisholm, MIA

3rd base: Manny Machado, SDP

short stop: Trea Turner, LAD

outfield: Joc Pederson, SFG; Ronald Acuna Jr., ATL; Mookie Betts, LAD

Designated Batsman: Bryce Harper, PHI

Legacy Selection: Albert Pujols, STL

In addition to the 18 starters, Commissioner Rob Manfred named Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers to their respective All-Star teams as legacy picks. Pujols said this will be his last season while Cabrera may play another year.

“I’ve always looked up to Albert,” Cabrera told reporters on Friday. “I’ve always followed his career. He’s one of the best racquets I’ve ever seen in my life. Being a part of this together will be great.”

The pitchers and substitutes for the game will be announced on Sunday. The NL must also pick a replacement for Harper, who will miss the game after undergoing thumb surgery.