Five Indians selected to All-Star Game

Jose Ramirez starts for 2nd straight year

Alex Hooper
July 08, 2018 - 8:02 pm
May 27, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (11) celebrates his two-run home run in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field.

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) - Third baseman Jose Ramirez will start the 2018 Major League Baseball game in Washington D.C., and he will be flanked by four teammates. Shortstop Francisco Lindor, left fielder Michael Brantley, starter Corey Kluber and starter Trevor Bauer were also selected.

Ramirez is slashing .293/.396/.595 through 86 games, and is sole possession of 4th place in home runs with 24. The 25-year-old is 2nd in baseball with 5.7 WAR. This is his second appearance and second consecutive start.

Lindor is not far behind Ramirez in home runs with 23, tied for 5th. The 24-year-old is slashing .301/.378/.572 through 86 games. 2018 is his third consecutive All-Star Game.

Brantley will also be making his third trip to the mid-summer classic while slashing .310/.355/.497 through 76 games.

Kluber boasts a 12-4 record with a 2.49 ERA through 19 starts. 2018 will be his third All-Star Game.

Bauer makes his All-Star debut with an MLB-leading 4.5 fWAR among pitchers. His 2.17 FIP is also tops in baseball entering Sunday.

The 89th annual MLB All-Star Game will be played Tuesday, July 17 at 8 PM EST.