Robinson Cano selected as an All-Star reserve, only Mariner selected

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Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, left, and Leonys Martin celebrate during the Mariners' nine-run seventh inning against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Diego.. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano, left, and Leonys Martin celebrate during the Mariners’ nine-run seventh inning against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Diego.. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Seattle Mariner second baseman Robinson Cano was selected to the 2016 MLB All-Star game as a reserve, finishing just behind Houston’s Jose Altuve for the American League balloting. Cano is in the midst of a fantastic season that borders on MVP caliber. With a resurgence in his career, the 33 year old has now collected his 7th All-Star honor.

 Cano
Year G R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OBP SLG
2016 84 59 104 20 1 19 54 .302 .357 .532

 

Last year broke a 5 year streak for Cano when an awful first ½ of 2015 saw him hit a mere .251. But in the second ½  of that year, Robbie hit .331 with an .926 OPS.

Just missing the cut are M’s designated hitter Nelson Cruz who with 22 home runs is 2nd in the AL in home runs and 5th in the AL in RBI with 57.  Also missing the cut is 3rd baseman Kyle Seagar who misses out due to an outstanding seasons by Josh Donaldson and Adrian Beltre.

There is an outside chance that due to injuries that Cruz and Seager may get called upon to head to San Diego for the game.

All-Star Starters

 Voted in by Fans
AL POS. NL
Salvador Perez C Buster Posey
Eric Hosmer 1B Anthony Rizzo
Jose Altuve 2B Ben Zobrist
Manny Machado 3B Kris Bryant
Xander Bogaerts SS Addison Russell
Mookie Betts OF Yoenis Cespedes
Jackie Bradley Jr. OF Dexter Fowler
Mike Trout OF Bryce Harper
David Ortiz DH  n/a

 

Reserves and Pitchers

 

AL Reserves AL Pitchers NL Reserves NL Pitchers
Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays Alex Colome, Tampa Bay Rays Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds A.J. Ramos, Miami Marlins
Eduardo Nunez, Minnesota Twins Andrew Miller, New York Yankees Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians Brad Brach, Baltimore Orioles Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers Fernando Rodney, Miami Marlins
Ian Desmond, Texas Rangers Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs
Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays Cole Hamels, Texas Rangers Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers Jeurys Familia, New York Mets
Mark Trumbo, Baltimore Orioles Danny Salazar, Cleveland Indians Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants
Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles Dellin Betances, New York Yankees Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers Kelvin Herrera, Kansas City Royals Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins
Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners Marco Estrada, Toronto Blue Jays Odubel Herrera, Philadelphia Phillies Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves
Stephen Vogt, Oakland Athletics Steven Wright, Boston Red Sox Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers
  Wade Davis, Kansas City Royals Wil Myers, San Diego Padres Mark Melancon, Pittsburgh Pirates
  Will Harris, Houston Astros Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets
  Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles   Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

 

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