Jul 08, 2024

Four Royals earn spot in MLB All-Star game

Posted Jul 08, 2024 11:10 AM
Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr.(AP Photo/Phil Long).
Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr.(AP Photo/Phil Long).


St. Joseph Post

Kansas City Royals’ catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. and starting pitchers Seth Lugo and Cole Ragans were all named to the American League All-Star roster announced Sunday afternoon on MLB Network.

It’s the first time since 2016 that the Royals have four All-Star representatives, and Ragans and Lugo are the first Royals pitchers to be named to an All-Star Game since Jason Vargas in 2017.

This is also the first time in franchise history that the Royals have two All-Star starting pitchers in the same season.

Salvy will be playing in his ninth career All-Star Game. He notched his 1,500th career hit Sunday against the Rockies after hitting his 250th career homer earlier this season. Salvy and George Brett, who was a 13-time All-Star, are the only two players in Royals history to reach both of those milestones.

This year's Midsummer Classic is Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. The game will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.