2022 MLB All-Star Game roster: Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Judge, Contreras Brothers top the full list of players

The 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held in Los Angeles on July 19. This is the second time Dodger Stadium has hosted an All-Star game, having also hosted the 1980 Midsummer Classic. Los Angeles also hosted the All-Star Game at the Memorial Coliseum in 1959, while Angel Stadium in Anaheim has hosted three times (1967, 1989 and 2010).

As usual, the game will pit the American League against the National League, with last season’s pennant winners playing in the same role for their league. That means Astros manager Dusty Baker runs the AL while Braves skipper Brian Snitker runs the NL.

Full rosters were announced Sunday night. The starters are chosen by the fans, while the reserves are filled in via player choice and the commissioner’s office. Managers are no longer part of the process.

Here are the rosters. Each league’s starting pitcher is selected the day before the game.

American League starters

C: Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays
1B: Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., Blue Jays
2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
3B: Rafael Devers, Red Sox
SS: Tim Anderson, White Sox
FROM: Aaron Judge, Yankees; Mike Trout, Angel; Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees
DH: Shohei Ohtani, angel

National league starter

C: Willson Contreras, boys
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals
2B: Jazz Chisholm, Marlins
3B: Manny Machado, Padres
SS: Trea Turner, Dodgers
FROM: Ronald Acuña, Jr., Braves; Mookie Betts, trickster; Joc Pederson, Giants
DH: Bryce Harper, Phillies

American League Reserves

C: Jose Trevino, Yankees
IV: Luis Arraez, twins; Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; José Ramírez, guard; Andrés Giménez, guard
FROM: George Springer, Blue Jays; Byron Buxton, twins; Andrew Benintendi, Royal Family; Kyle Tucker, Astros; Julio Rodríguez, seafarers
DH: Jordan Alvarez, Astros

heritage: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

Reserves of the National League

C: Travis d’Arnaud, Braves
IF: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals; Pete Alonso, Mets; Jeff McNeil, Mets; CJ Cron, Rockies; Dansby Swanson, Braves
FROM: Kyle Schwarber, Phillies; Juan Soto, nationals; Starling Marte, Mets; Ian Happ, Cubs
DH: William Contreras, Braves

heritage: Albert Pujols, Cardinals

Contreras will start over Harper in the DH slot as Harper is injured. The Contreras brothers are the first brothers to start the All-Star Game together since Roberto and Sandy Alomar in 1992.

American League pitchers

  • Shane McClanahan, rays
  • Nestor Cortes, Yankees
  • Alek Manoah, Blue Jays
  • Framber Valdez, Astros
  • Martin Perez, Rangers
  • Paul Blackburn, athletics
  • Justin Verlander, Astros
  • Gerrit Cole, Yankees
  • Shohei Ohtani, Angel
  • Clay Holmes, Yankees
  • Emmanuel Clase, Warden
  • Gregory Soto, Tiger
  • Jorge Lopez, Orioles

This is the second straight season that Ohtani has been selected as both a designated hitter and a pitcher. No one else has ever experienced that even once.

National League pitchers

  • Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  • Sandy Alcantara, Marlin
  • Corbin Burnes, Brewer
  • Luis Castillo, Red
  • Max Fried, Braves
  • Tony Gonsolin, Dodgers
  • Joe Musgrove, Padres
  • Edwin Diaz, Mets
  • Josh Hader, Brewer
  • Ryan Helsley, Cardinals
  • David Bednar, Pirates
  • Joe Mantiply, Diamondbacks

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