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2013 MLB All-Star Game: David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Clay Buchholz named American League All-Stars

Jared Wickerham

Three Red Sox have been named to the American League All-Star team.

The rosters for the 2013 MLB All-Star game are out, and three Red Sox have made it: David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, and Clay Buchholz.

David Ortiz will be Boston's lone starter on the squad, having won the vote at DH. This is no surprise given Ortiz' incredible season to date. Despite coming off an Achilles injury that just wouldn't go away, Ortiz is hitting .321/.409/.615 in 69 games, giving the Red Sox everything they could ask for and more at the plate.

While Dustin Pedroia really should have been ahead of Robinson Cano for much of the voting, ultimately a late surge from New York's second baseman makes it hard for Red Sox fans to complain about Pedroia's placement in the reserves. Still, with a batting line of .323/.404/.445 and one of the best gloves in the game at any position, Pedroia could easily be the one in the starting nine.


Clay Buchholz will not be participating in the festivities thanks to his lingering injury--in fact, he should be making a rehab start sometime during the All-Star break. Still, it's a well-earned honor for Buchholz. But for his injury slowing the torrid pace at which he was collecting wins, Buchholz would likely have been throwing out the first pitch for the American League. As is, his 1.71 ERA remains the lowest amongst American League starting pitchers.

As always, some players will likely be added later as injury-replacements, so the Red Sox could get up to four or more. Koji Uehara could also make the team as part of the final vote. For now, though, these are your Red Sox All-Stars.

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