All-Star Games News: Trout 11th Appearance & Vald HR Derby,
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout has been elected to his 11th All-Star Game and four Texas Rangers were chosen by fans for the American League’s lineup for the July 11 game at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park. Trout was voted to start for the 10th time and will be joined in the AL lineup by teammate Shohei Ohtani, who last week was chosen at designated hitter as the league’s top-vote getter in the first round. Nine first-time starters were picked by fans, including three Rangers: catcher Jonah Heim, shortstop Corey Seager and third baseman Josh Jung. Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien was chosen for his second start
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is going back to the Home Run Derby. Guerrero said he will participate in the July 10 event at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park, his first appearance since hitting a derby-record 91 home runs as a rookie in 2019 at Cleveland. He had 40 against Joc Pederson in the semifinals, then lost to the New York Mets’ Pete Alonso in the final round. The son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero said his family has been asking him to take part in the derby again.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star outfielder Corbin Carroll left a game against Tampa Bay because of right shoulder soreness. Carroll, who had surgery on his right shoulder in May 2021, said he was “shook up” when feeling something in his shoulder during his second at-bat of the game in the third inning. The team said he is day to day. Carroll said “it was a really weird feeling in my shoulder that I hadn’t felt since the injury.” Manager Torey Lovullo said further testing is not needed and that Carroll is day to day.