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3 Nationals players named to NL All-Star Game team

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, June 29, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Three Nationals players have been named to the NL All-Star Game team.

MLB announced Sunday that outfielder Bryce Harper, starting pitcher Max Scherzer and closer Sean Doolittle have all been selected to play in the 89th annual Midsummer Classic, which will be held this year at Nationals Park.

The 25-year-old Harper, the 2015 NL MVP, will be making his fifth career All-Star Game start. Overall, he’s now a six-time All-Star.

Scherzer, 33, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, is also an All-Star for the sixth time; Doolittle, 31, is now an All-Star for the second time after previously making the AL roster with the Oakland Athletics in 2014.

Along with Harper, Scherzer and Doolittle, shortstop Trea Turner could also become an All-Star as a candidate in the “Final Vote” contest, where fans select a final player onto both the NL and AL rosters.

Shortstop Manny Machado, who may soon be traded, was the lone player from the Orioles selected to play in the All-Star Game. He will play on the AL team.

The 2018 MLB All-Star Game will be held July 17, with first pitch scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.


National League

Starters

C - Willson Contreras, Cubs (1)

1B - Freddie Freeman, Braves (3)

2B - Javier Baez, Cubs (1)

SS - Brandon Crawford, Giants (2)

3B - Nolan Arenado, Rockies (4)

OF - Bryce Harper, Nationals (6)

OF - Matt Kemp, Dodgers (3)

OF - Nick Markakis, Braves (1)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will select at DH


Reserves

C - Buster Posey, Giants (6)

C - J.T. Realmuto, Marlins (1)

1B - Joey Votto, Reds (6)

1B - Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks (6)

2B - Scooter Gennett, Reds (1)

2B - Ozzie Albies, Braves (1)

SS - Trevor Story, Rockies (1)

3B - Eugenio Suarez, Reds (1)

OF - Lorenzo Cain, Brewers (2)

OF - Christian Yelich, Brewers (1)

OF - Charlie Blackmon (3)

Pitchers

Max Scherzer, Nationals (6)

Jacob deGrom, Mets (2)

Jon Lester, Cubs (5)

Aaron Nola, Phillies (1)

Patrick Corbin, Diamondbacks (2)

Mike Foltynewicz, Braves (1)

Miles Mikolas, Cardinals (1)

Josh Hader, Brewers (1)

Kenley Jansen, Dodgers (3)

Sean Doolittle, Nationals (2)

Brad Hand, Padres (2)

Felipe Vazquez, Pirates (1)


American League

Starters

C - Wilson Ramos, Rays (2)

1B - Jose Abreu, White Sox (2)

2B - Jose Altuve, Astros (6)

SS - Manny Machado, Orioles (4)

3B - Jose Ramirez, Indians (2)

OF - Mookie Betts, Red Sox (3)

OF - Aaron Judge, Yankees (2)

OF - Mike Trout, Angels (7)

DH - J.D. Martinez, Red Sox (2)

Pitchers

Justin Verlander, Astros (7)

Corey Kluber, Indians (3)

Chris Sale, Red Sox (7)

Luis Severino, Yankees (2)

Gerrit Cole, Astros (2)

Jose Berrios, Twins (1)

J.A. Happ, Blue Jays (1)

Trevor Bauer, Indians (1)**

Edwin Diaz, Mariners (1)

Joe Jimenez, Tigers (1)

Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox (7)

Aroldis Chapman, Yankees (5)

Blake Treinen, Athletics (1)

** Verlander is set to pitch next Sunday, so he's replaced on the available roster with Bauer

Reserves

C - Salvador Perez, Royals (6)

1B - Mitch Moreland, Red Sox (1)

2B - Gleyber Torres, Yankees (1)

SS- Francisco Lindor, Indians (3)

3B - Alex Bregman, Astros (1)

OF - Michael Brantley, Indians (3)

OF - George Springer, Astros (2)

OF - Mitch Haniger, Mariners (1)

OF - Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers (1)

DH - Nelson Cruz, Mariners (6)


Final Vote candidates

Fans can vote through Wednesday, July 11 at 4 p.m. ET on mlb.com/vote so one of these candidates from each league can join the All-Star team

NL

Jesus Aguilar, 1B, Brewers (0)

Brandon Belt, 1B, Giants (1)

Matt Carpenter, 1B, Cardinals (4)

Max Muncy, 1B/3B, Dodgers (0)

Trea Turner, SS, Nationals (0)


AL

Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox (0)

Eddie Rosario, Twins (0)

Jean Segura, SS, Mariners (1)

Andrelton Simmons, SS, Angels (0)

Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Yankees (4)

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