New York • The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.
A day after Samardzija was dealt from the Chicago Cubs to Oakland, a big league-high six Athletics were picked Sunday for the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.
AMERICAN LEAGUE STARTERS
Catcher — Matt Wieters, Orioles (inactive)
First Base — Josh Donaldson, Athletics
Second Base — Robinson Cano, Mariners
Third Base — Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
Shortstop — Derek Jeter, Yankees
Outfield — Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Mike Trout, Angels; Adam Jones, Orioles
Designated Hitter — Nelson Cruz, Orioles
NATIONAL LEAGUE STARTERS
Catcher — Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First Base — Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
Second Base — Chase Utley, Phillies
Third Base — Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
Shortstop — Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
Outfield — Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Carlos Gomez, Brewers; Yasiel Puig, Dodgers
That doesn’t include Samardzija, selected as an NL All-Star. Major League Baseball said he is ineligible to play because of the league switch.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, playing his 20th and final season, was chosen for his 14th All-Star team and will start for the ninth time. He gets reunited with Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano, his former double-play partner in New York.
Among the big names bypassed entirely were slugger David Ortiz and closer Koji Uehara from World Series champion Boston, San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, and Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett.
Also elected by fans to start for the AL were Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera, Donaldson, and outfielders Jose Bautista of Toronto, Adam Jones of Baltimore and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.
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