All-Star - Baseball Wiretap

Rivera Pitches Perfect Eighth, Wins MVP

Jul 16, 2013 11:55 PM

Mariano Rivera, pitching in his final All-Star Game, was named MVP after the American League shutout the National League 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Rivera, the all-time saves leader, came out to pitch the eighth inning.

He jogged onto the field and was the only player out of the dugout as the fans and players stood to clap for the presumed Hall of Famer.

Rivera retired the three batters he faced.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: New York Yankees, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Cespedes Beats Harper To Win Home Run Derby

Jul 15, 2013 11:56 PM

Yoenis Cespedes put on a show at Citi Field on Monday night as he won the Home Run Derby rather easily.

Cespedes is the first player ever to win the derby without being named to the All-Star team.

The Oakland slugger beat Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round, hitting the decisive home run with five outs to spare.

Cespedes hit 17 home runs in the first round, more than any other player managed through the first two rounds combined.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Oakland Athletics, All-Star

Price Informed Moore Of All-Star Selection

Jul 15, 2013 9:54 PM

Matt Moore was added to the American League All-Star roster last Thursday after he was initially left off.

Moore found out he was selected to his first All-Star team after he won his 13th game of the season for the Rays.

He told RealGM on Monday how he was informed of the honor.

"David Price told me," Moore revealed. "It was the seventh inning of my last start and he said 'Keep mowing 'em down All-Star' and I didn't know yet. I didn't let him know that I heard him, but when I came out of the game in the eighth he came to me and said, 'I have to tell you. I can't hold it in anymore. You got a much deserved All-Star nod.'

It was special to hear it from him because he means a lot to me. It's like a big brother relationship. I have a lot of respect for him and I don't see us on the same level. He's taught me a lot and for him to be the one to tell me was special."


Andrew Perna/RealGM

Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Leyland Promises To Get Rivera Into ASG

Jul 15, 2013 7:43 PM

Mariano Rivera is a member of the American League All-Star pitching staff and his presence might present a problem for manager Jim Leyland.

Rivera is in his final Major League season and the game is at Citi Field in New York, just miles from Yankee Stadium.

Regarded as the greatest closer in baseball history, Leyland says he'll get Rivera into Tuesday night's All-Star Game even he doesn't appear in a save situation.

"You can rest assured, he will be on the mound at some point and you will see him pitch, whether it be a hitter, an inning, depending on how the game goes," Leyland said. "But you will see No. 42 pitch."

Earlier during Monday's press conference, Leyland mentioned the dream of having Rivera close out an AL victory.

"I think it would be probably the most beautiful touch in the world if we could somehow get a lead on the National League and play the ninth inning with the greatest closer of all-time coming out of the bullpen," Leyland said in reference to Rivera.

"I assure you that would happen, but we need to get that lead first."

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Tags: New York Yankees, All-Star, Misc Rumor

All-Star Managers Announce Lineups

Jul 15, 2013 2:34 PM

Managers Jim Leyland and Bruce Bochy have announced the starting lineups for Tuesday night's All-Star Game:


LF Mike Trout, Angels
2B Robinson Cano, Yankees
3B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
1B Chris Davis, Orioles
RF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
DH David Ortiz, Red Sox
CF Adam Jones, Orioles
C Joe Mauer, Twins
SS J.J. Hardy, Orioles

P Max Scherzer, Tigers

2B Brandon Phillips, Reds
RF Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
1B Joey Votto, Reds
3B David Wright, Mets
LF Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
DH Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
CF Bryce Harper, Nationals

P Matt Harvey, Mets

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: All-Star

Harvey, Scherzer To Start All-Star Game

Jul 15, 2013 2:22 PM

National League manager Bruce Bochy named Mets right-hander Matt Harvey as the NL starter for Tuesday night's game at Citi Field. 

American League counterpart Jim Leyland said his own guy, Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer, will start for the AL.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, All-Star

Harper To Share HR Derby Moment With Father

Jul 15, 2013 11:59 AM

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper says he has tapped his father, Ron, to throw in Monday's Home Run contest in New York, according to an report.

"I'm excited to share that moment with him," Harper said Sunday, according to The Washington Post.

Tags: Washington Nationals, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Balfour Replaces Colon On AL All-Star Team

Jul 15, 2013 12:33 AM

Oakland closer Grant Balfour, who is perfect in 25 save attempts for the A's to go with a 1.63 ERA, was named as a replacement Sunday for A's starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, who was not going to be used by AL All-Star manager Jim Leyland on Tuesday because he started Sunday.

San Jose Mercury News

Tags: Oakland Athletics, All-Star

Melancon, Romo, Tillman Added To All-Star Rosters

Jul 14, 2013 4:34 PM

Mark Melancon, Sergio Romo and Chris Tillman have been selected as injury replacements for this week's All-Star Game in New York City.

Melancon and Romo were selected to replace Jeff Locke and Jordan Zimmermann on the National League squad.

Tillman replaces Justin Verlander, who started on Sunday.

Associated Press

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, All-Star

Freeman Ruled Out Of All-Star Game

Jul 14, 2013 4:31 PM

Freddie Freeman will not play in the All-Star Game after jamming his left thumb.

Frank Wren said Sunday that Freeman's injury will keep him out of the game.

Freeman jammed his left thumb on the first play of Saturday night's 5-2 win over the Reds.

Associated Press

Tags: Atlanta Braves, All-Star, Injury

Back Forces Locke Out Of All-Star Game
Jeff Locke's back tightened up after a game against the Athletics last week.

Associated Press

Alvarez Replaces Gonzalez In HR Derby
Carlos Gonzalez has pulled out because of a sprained middle finger on his right hand.

Associated Press

Freeman, Delabar Win ASG Fan Voting
Freddie Freeman and Steve Delabar have won the fan voting for the last spots in the All-Star Game.

Matt Moore Replaces Yu Darvish On AL All-Star Team
Rays pitcher Matt Moore has been named to replace Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish of the AL's roster for this year's All-Star Game.

Press Release

Cespedes Named To AL HR Derby Team
Cespedes joins captain Robinson Cano, Prince Fielder and Chris Davis on the squad.


Wright Admits Cuddyer Was Buddy Pick
David Wright grew up near Michael Cuddyer in Virginia.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Home Run Derby Participants Announced
There is still one open spot on the American League squad.

Buster Olney/ESPN (via Twitter)

Full American League All-Star Roster
There are 13 first-time All-Stars on the American League squad.


Full National League All-Star Roster
There are 17 first-time All-Star on the National League All-Star team.

Associated Press

Five Relievers Competing For Final AL Spot
Toronto's Steve Delabar, New York's David Robertson, Boston's Koji Uehara, Tanner Scheppers of Texas and Detroit's Joaquin Benoit are on the ballot.

Associated Press

Puig On NL Final Vote Ballot
Puig is on the National League Final Vote ballot, along with Ian Desmond, Freddie Freeman, Adrian Gonzalez and Hunter Pence.


All-Star Starters Announced
MLB announced the starters for this year's All-Star Game on Saturday.

Papelbon: Puig As All-Star Would Be 'A Joke'
The Dodgers have gone 15-11 since Puig's arrival.