Mariners’ Robinson Cano named to American League All-Star team
The Mariners’ powerful offense will have just one representative in San Diego next week for the MLB All-Star Game.
Second baseman Robinson Cano was named a reserve on the American League All-Star team on Tuesday.
Cano, 33, has rode a hot start to the season to some impressive stats at the midway point of the season. He owns a .303/.358/.535 slash line with 19 home runs and 54 RBIs entering Tuesday as he heads to his seventh career All-Star Game and second as a Mariner.
The Mariners have a pair of notable snubs. Neither slugger Nelson Cruz or third baseman Kyle Seager were selected to the initial AL roster nor were they included on the Final Vote ballot.
Cruz, the MLB leader in home runs over the past three seasons combined, is having another strong year in the power department. He is tied for fourth in the American League with 21 homers and sixth in the AL with 56 RBIs. If he isn’t added to the team as an injury replacement, it will snap a string of three straight All-Star appearances.
Seager could also find his way on the team as a replacement, like he did in 2014. He has a .274/.358/.516 slash line with 16 homers and is tied for 10th in the AL with 54 RBIs. His younger brother, Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager, was named to the National League team.