The Atlanta Braves won’t be a hard team to miss in the upcoming MLB All-Star Game.
The Braves underscored their red-hot position in the league by sending eight starting players to the game, a franchise record and the first time the team’s entire infield has been sent to the All-Star Game.
We’re bringing EIGHT to Seattle! ⭐️
— AtBraves ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Braves) July 2, 2023
Representing the Braves at the game are:
Austin Riley, infield reserve
Ozzie Albies, infield reserve
Matt Olson, infield reserve
Bryce Elder, starting pitcher
Spencer Strider, starting pitcher
Ronald Acuna Jr., infield starter
Sean Murphy, infield starter
Orlando Arcia, infield starter
The last three were selected by fans to join the All-Star Game earlier this year.
Braves manager Brian Snitker was more than happy to see most of his starters heading to the summertime classic.
“That was probably the best (All-Star selection reveal) I’ve been a part of and I’ve been part of some cool things,” Snitker told MLB.com writer Mark Bowman. “To have eight guys is really something special for the organization.”
The last time the Braves sent three or more starting lineup players to the All Stars was 1998, when Greg Maddux, Walt Weiss and Chipper Jones joined the starting team for the National League.
The All Star Game is scheduled for July 11th.
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