While the Los Angeles Dodgers were in the latter stages of their series finale with the Colorado Rockies Sunday, MLB was announcing the rosters for the 2014 All-Star Game.
Yasiel Puig is the lone Dodger to be voted into the game as a starter, but he’ll be joined in Minneapolis by Dee Gordon, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.
Given Kershaw’s dominant pitching, it’s plausible St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who will manage the NL team, could give Kershaw the ball to start the game.
For Gordon and Puig, it’s their first All-Star game and it’s another accomplishment in what’s been quite the turnaround for Gordon.
The Dodger second baseman has gone from being a disappointing prospect that was unable to hit at the Major League level to a formidable second baseman. Gordon is just the fourth player in MLB history to have at least 40 stolen bases and nine triples by the All-Star break.
The All-Star game will be held July 15 at 5:00 p.m. PT and be televised on FOX.
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