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Nelson Cruz named to American League All-Star team

Cruz is batting .287 with 17 doubles, 14 home runs, 59 RBI and a .502 slugging percentage

SEATTLE, Wash. - Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners has been selected by the players to play for the American League in the 88th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami. Cruz is making his 5th career All-Star Game appearance, his 4th in the last 5 years.

The 2017 American League and National League All-Star starters were unveiled earlier this evening during the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.

SEATTLE, Wash. - Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners has been selected by the players to play for the American League in the 88th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami. Cruz is making his 5th career All-Star Game appearance, his 4th in the last 5 years.

The 2017 American League and National League All-Star starters were unveiled earlier this evening during the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.

Cruz, 37, is batting .287 (79x275) with 39 runs, 17 doubles, 14 home runs, 59 RBI, 36 walks, a .370 on-base percentage and a .502 slugging percentage in 78 games with the Mariners this season. Among American League leaders (entering play today), he ranks 2nd in RBI (59), 11th in on-base percentage (.370), 15th in OPS (.872), 21st in batting (.287) and slugging (.502), T23rd in doubles (17) and T24th in extra-base hits (31). Cruz was also selected to the All-Star Game in 2009 and 2013-15.

The 2017 All-Star Game will be played at Marlins Park on Tuesday, July 11th at 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PT. The 88th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

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