Star! Star! Soriano and Lee Named to NL Squad

Alfonso Soriano and Derrek Lee will represent the Chicago Cubs in the upcoming Mid-Summer Classic. The 78th MLB All-Star game will take place on Tuesday, July 10th at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Both players will serve as reserves on Tony LaRussa’s team. Barry Bonds edged out Soriano in the final days of voting for a starting spot in the outfield. Soriano will be making his sixth straight appearance and Derrek Lee will be making his second, his other appearance came in 2005.

Carlos Zambrano was not named to the NL squad but is one of five players that can be voted to the National League All-Star team by online voting. The winner will be announced shortly after voting concludes on Thursday, July 5th at 5:00pm C.T.

Zambrano’s competition for the final spot on the NL roster is:

  • Roy Oswalt
  • Chris Young
  • Tom Gorzelanny
  • Brandon Webb

Here is a link to vote for Big Z

The NL roster is:

Starters

  • Russell Martin – C
  • Prince Fielder – 1B
  • Chase Utley – 2B
  • David Wright – 3B
  • Jose Reyes – SS
  • Carlos Beltran – OF
  • Ken Griffey, Jr. – OF
  • Barry Bonds – OF

Pitchers

  • Francisco Cordero
  • Brian Fuentes
  • Cole Hamels
  • Trevor Hoffman
  • Jake Peavy
  • Brad Penny
  • Takashi Saito
  • Ben Sheets
  • John Smoltz
  • Jose Valverde
  • Billy Wagner

Reserves

  • Brian McCann
  • Albert Pujols
  • Derrek Lee
  • Dmitri Young
  • Orlando Hudson
  • Freddy Sanchez
  • Miguel Cabrera
  • J.J. Hardy
  • Alfonso Soriano
  • Carlos Lee
  • Matt Holliday
  • Aaron Rowand

Here’s to hoping the Senior Circuit can pull one out….

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