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2016 MLB All-Star Roster Unveiled

(Photo:mlb.com)

(Photo:mlb.com)

July is here which means that it’s time to name and honor some of the best in the game this season with the annual MLB All-Star Game.

The 2016 MLB All-Star Game will take place at Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

On Tuesday, the starting rosters for the American League and National League were both announced as well as alternates and pitchers.

The Chicago Cubs lead the pack with the most players representing one team, while the Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox followed close behind.

American League:

Alternates:

Pitchers:

National League:

Alternates:

Pitchers:

But, the rosters still aren’t complete! There is one more Final Vote that allows fans to choose one more players from each league to join the rosters. A list of five players from each league was announced and fans now have until Friday, July 8 at 4:00pm. There are several ways to cast the final vote include Social Media, Texting and Online Voting. Visit MLB.com, to get more details on how to do so.

Below is a list of the Final Vote candidates:

American League:

National League:

 

Fun Facts:

  • Royals’ catcher Salvador Perez received the most votes of any player.
  • Cubs’ second baseman Ben Zobrist edged out the Nats’ Daniel Murphy for the  NL starting second base job by just 88 votes.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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