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.
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.
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:
Kiké Hernandez slides into home plate for one of the Dodgers’ 12 runs Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. (Getty Images)
hit two more home runs and the Dodgers routed the Atlanta Braves, 12-6, completing a three-game sweep
. The box score is here
Carl Crawford was designated for assignment, an expensive concession that the 34-year-old left fielder no longer had the skills needed to help the Dodgers.
Corey Seager watches his team-leading ninth home run of the season leave Wrigley Field in the ninth inning Friday night. (Getty Images)
CHICAGO — Just when Yasiel Puig came down with a sore hamstring, Alex Wood was flying back to L.A. for an MRI on his elbow, and the lineup couldn’t buy a run, the Dodgers drew Jake Arrieta in a Tuesday night game at Wrigley Field. They won anyway, 5-0, behind the left arm of Scott Kazmir. The box score is here.
Julio Urias will take Wood’s place on the 25-man roster and start either Thursday in place of Kenta Maeda, or this weekend at home against the Atlanta Braves.
Here’s what they were saying after the game:
Chase Utley has two hits in 11 plate appearances leading off a game in his career. He’ll lead off Monday against the San Diego Padres. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
SAN DIEGO — Chase Utley
had been in eight Opening Day lineups before today, but never had he been penciled into the leadoff slot.