Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Corey Seager are National League All-Stars.

Clayton Kershaw

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Three Dodgers were named to the National League All-Star team on Tuesday: pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen, and shortstop Corey Seager.

All three were chosen by Mets manager Terry Collins, who will manage the National League side July 12 at San Diego’s Petco Park. Fans cannot vote on pitchers, and Seager finished third among NL shortstops in fan voting.

Kenley Jansen All-Star

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Jansen and Seager, who had not made his major league debut as of this time a year ago, were chosen to their first All-Star team.

Kershaw was chosen to the sixth All-Star team of his career. He’s on the 15-day disabled list with a mild disc herniation in his lower back that will prevent him from appearing in the game.

Seager (22 years and 69 days old) is the youngest position player in franchise history to be chosen an All-Star. Only Dodger pitchers Fernando Valenzuela (20/281) in 1981 and Ralph Branca (21/183) in 1947 were younger at the time of their All-Star selections.

Corey Seager

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Seager enters play today with the longest active hitting streak in the National League at 17 games. Overall, he’s slashing .305/.363/.540 in 84 games.

Jansen ranks second among National League relievers with 25 saves. His 1.30 ERA is third and his 0.66 WHIP is second.

Kershaw is the first Dodger player to be named to six consecutive All-Star teams since Valenzuela. He leads MLB pitchers with a 1.79 ERA, 16.11 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 0.73 WHIP. Despite not pitching since June 26, he still ranks second in baseball in innings pitched.

Here are the complete All-Star rosters for both leagues:

2016 All-Star Game roster

2016 All-Star Game roster

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.