Fielder, Cabrera, Verlander Named All Stars
BY RICKY LINDSAY, Staff Writer
The Detroit Tigers will be well represented at the 83rd MLB All Star Game, undoubtedly.
Their star power trio of Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander will be joining the rest of the American League All Stars on July 10th in Kansas City.
Elected as the first base starter by fans worldwide is Prince Fielder, who has had a fabulous start to his career in a Tigers’ uniform.
Fielder, a four time All Star and MVP of last year’s All Star Game, becomes the first Tiger in team history to start an All Star Game at first base.
There is no surprise that fan favorite Justin Verlander is an All Star this season. He has continued to dominate opposing hitters, just as he did in his 2011 campaign.
Verlander heads into his fourth All Star Game with a good shot of being named the starting pitcher for the American League.
Miguel Cabrera will be joining his teammates as an All Star reserve for the American League. Cabrera, who moved back to third base with the addition of Fielder, has once put up strong numbers for the Tigers.
This year is Cabrera’s seventh season as an All Star, and his third with the Tigers.
One player that won’t be joining the Tigers’ trio in Kansas City is Austin Jackson. Jackson has put up All Star type numbers at the plate during his breakout season, leading the Tigers in batting average and runs scored. The only way Jackson will be named an All Star this season is if he replaces a starter or reserve player on the current roster.
The rest of the Tigers’ players will be relaxing and resting up for the second half of the season, with hopes of making a run to the postseason.