Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna earns first-ever MLB All-Star selection

Jul 7 2017, 7:15 pm

Roberto Osuna will be travelling to Miami for the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday after all.

After initially being left off the American League roster, the Blue Jays closer has been named to the team as a replacement.

Osuna joins six other players as fill-ins for All-Stars who are unable to play:

  • Chris Archer (Tampa Bay Rays)
  • Robinson Cano (Seattle Mariners)
  • Chris Devenski (Houston Astros)
  • Brandon Kintzler (Minnesota Twins)
  • Justin Upton (Detroit Tigers)
  • Alex Wood (Los Angeles Dodgers)

They’ll be taking the place of the following players:

  • Starlin Castro (New York Yankees)
  • Dallas Keuchel (Houston Astros)
  • Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels)
  • Yu Darvish (Texas Rangers)
  • Michael Fulmer (Detroit Tigers)
  • Corey Kluber (Cleveland Indians)

Castro, Keuchel, and Trout are all on the disabled list, while Darvish, Fulmer, and Kluber are scheduled to start for their respective teams on Sunday.

This is an exciting moment for Osuna, who has never played in the Midsummer Classic before in his career. The 22-year-old reliever joins teammate Justin Smoak, who was voted in by the fans as a starter at first base.

Osuna has been a bright light for Toronto this season, with a 2-0 record, 2.06 ERA, and 22 saves.

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