UNDATED -- Barry Bonds has been voted into the starting
lineup for the All-Star game beating out the Cubs' Alfonso Soriano
by 123-thousand votes.
Bonds will start in a National League outfield that will also
include the Mets' Carlos Beltran and Cincinnati's Ken Griffey
Junior, the N-L's leading vote-getter.
Griffey says Bonds will dominate the pre-game hype leading up
the game in his home ballpark. "He gets to have all the fun stuff
and the press conferences," Griffey says before adding: "I just
get to play."
The other N-L starters are Dodgers catcher Russell Martin,
Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder, Philadelphia second baseman
Chase Utley, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes and his teammate David
Wright at third base.
The Detroit Tigers placed three starters in the A-L lineup:
catcher Ivan Rodriguez, second baseman Placido Polanco
and outfielder Magglio Ordonez.
The rest of the A-L starting squad includes Yankees third
baseman Alex Rodriguez and teammate Derek Jeter at shortstop along
with the Angels' Vladimir Guerrero and Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki in
The All-Star game will be held July tenth in San Francisco.
Catcher-Ivan Rodriguez, Detroit
First Base-David Ortiz, Boston
Second Base-Placido Polanco, Detroit
Third Base-Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
Shortstop-Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
Outfield-Vladimir Guerrero, L.A. Angels; Magglio Ordonez,
Detroit; Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle.
Catcher-Victor Martinez, Cleveland; Jorge Posada, New York
Infielders-Carlos Guillen, Detroit; Mike Lowell, Boston; Justin
Morneau, Minnesota; Brian Roberts, Baltimore; Michael Young, Texas.
Outfielders-Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay; Torii Hunter, Minnesota;
Manny Ramirez, Boston; Alex Rios, Toronto; Grady Sizemore,
Josh Beckett, Boston; Dan Haren, Oakland; Bobby Jenks, Chicago
White Sox; John Lackey, L.A. Angels; Gil Meche, Kansas City;
Jonathan Papelbon, Boston; J.J. Putz, Seattle; Francisco Rodriguez,
L.A. Angels; C.C. Sabathia, Cleveland; Johan Santana, Minnesota;
Justin Verlander, Detroit.
Catcher-Russell Martin, L.A. Dodgers
First Base-Prince Fielder, Milwaukee
Second Base-Chase Utley, Philadelphia
Third Base-David Wright, New York Mets
Shortstop-Jose Reyes, New York Mets
Outfield-Carlos Beltran, New York Mets; Barry Bonds, San
Francisco; Ken Griffey Jr., Cincinnati.
Catcher-Brian McCann, Atlanta
Infielders-Miguel Cabrera, Florida; J.J. Hardy, Milwaukee;
Orlando Hudson, Arizona; Derrek Lee, Chicago Cubs; Albert Pujols,
St. Louis; Freddy Sanchez, Pittsburgh; Dmitri Young, Washington.
Outfielders-Matt Holliday, Colorado; Carlos Lee, Houston; Aaron
Rowand, Philadelphia; Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs.
Francisco Cordero, Milwaukee; Brian Fuentes, Colorado; Cole
Hamels, Philadelphia; Trevor Hoffman, San Diego; Jake Peavy, San
Diego; Brad Penny, L.A. Dodgers; Takashi Saito, L.A. Dodgers; Ben
Sheets, Milwaukee; John Smoltz, Atlanta; Jose Valverde, Arizona;
Billy Wagner, New York Mets.