Monday, July 7, 2014
Seager Replaces Encarnacion on AL ASG Roster
Just before the announcements for the All-Star Rosters were made, Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays strained his right quadriceps running to first base in the first inning of the Blue Jays/Athletics game. To replace Encarnacion, AL All-Star Team Manager John Farrell has added Mariners' third baseman Kyle Seager to the roster.
Seagar begins the week with a .274 average, 13 home runs, 59 runs driven in, and a .483 slugging percentage. He was named the M's Most Valuable Player by the Seattle BBWAA for the last two seasons. It will be Kyle's first time as an All-Star and he joins second baseman Robinson Cano and pitcher Felix Hernandez on the AL squad.
For those adding cards to your All-Star Game binder (what...you're NOT??!), Seager's 2014 Topps card is #73, and from the retail exclusive team set, his card is #SEA3.
More players will inevitably have to be replaced on these rosters, so stay tuned.