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Mexican Randy Arozarena will start in the 2023 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Cuban-Mexican Randy Arozarena, who has been a fundamental piece of the Tampa Bay Rays this season, will start in the All Star Game of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Aronzarena joined this Thursday the Venezuelans Luis Arráez and Ronald Acuña Jr. -who has kept hitting around .400- to lead the group of six Latino starters for the American and National League teams in the All-Star Game of the Big leagues.

Arozarena, who was born in Cuba but is a naturalized Mexican, records 14 home runs, 80 hits, 49 runs scored and 54 RBIsplus nine stolen bases so far this season with the Rays.

Arozarena was selected as one of the three outfielders of the young circuit team for the All Star Game, which will be played on Next July 11 at T-Mobile Park in Seattlehome of the Mariners.

Acuña Jr. advanced directly at the conclusion of Phase 1 voting as the player with the most votes for the All Star Game. Together with Arráez and Arozarena, the Venezuelan Orlando Arcia (Atlanta Braves), the Cuban JD Martínez (Los Angeles Dodgers), all from the National League, and the Cuban Yandy Díaz (Rays), in the League, passed Phase 2 of the election. American.

The Cuban Martínez is the dean of this group, with six elections for the party of the Major League stars, followed by Acuña Jr. with four, Arráez, with two. Arozarena, Díaz and Arcia will be debuting in the so-called ‘Mid-Season Classic’.

To stay with the title, Díaz surpassed the Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays) in Phase 2 voting. He will play first base for the American League team.

In the case of the National, Arráez defeated Ozzie Albies (Atlanta Braves) in the selections for this stage to stay with the holder of the intermediate.

Arcia will defend the shortstops and Martínez will serve as the designated hitter of the old circuit.

The list of the holders of the National League is completed:

  • First base: Freddie Freeman (Dodgers)
  • Third baseman: Nolan Arenado, (St. Louis Cardinals)
  • Catcher: Sean Murphy (Braves)
  • Outfielders: Ronald Acuna Jr. Mookie Betts (Dodgers) and Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks).

The list of American League starters is completed by:

  • Second base: Marcus Semien (Texas Rangers)
  • Shortstop: Corey Seager (Rangers)
  • Third base: Josh Jung (Rangers)
  • Catcher: Jonah Heim (Rangers)
  • Designated hitter: Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels).
  • Outfielders: Mike Trout (Angels) and Aaron Judge (NY Yankees).

(With information from EFE)

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