Next week is the annual MLB All-Star Game, and the rosters have been set.

MLB All-Star Game 2018

The defending World Series champion Houston Astros count five All-Stars for the July 17 contest in Washington, D.C. However, the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians also each have five players participating.

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Included in the list of Astros players participating is current American League MVP Jose Altuve. Jose Ramirez and Mookie Betts are also among this year’s All-Stars.


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Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber, Chris Sale and J.D. Martinez will also be present. The New York Yankees are sending four All-Stars this year, including rookie sensation Gleyber Torres and 2017 AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judgewho also won the Home run Derby last year. This year’s Derby will precede the All-Star Game, on July 16.

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Here are the starting lineups for the All-Star Game:

National League

First base: Freddie Freeman, Braves
Second base: Javier Baez, Cubs
Third base: Nolan Arenado, Rockies
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfield: Bryce Harper, Nationals
Outfield: Matt Kemp, Dodgers
Outfield: Nick Markakis, Braves
Catcher: Willson Contreras, Cubs
Starting pitcher: TBD

American League

First base: Jose Abreu, White Sox
Second base: Jose Altuve, Astros
Third base: Jose Ramirez, Indians
Shortstop: Manny Machado, Orioles
Outfield: Mookie Betts, Red Sox
Outfield: Aaron Judge, Yankees
Outfield: Mike Trout, Angels
Catcher: Wilson Ramos, Rays
Designated hitter: J.D. Martinez
Starting pitcher: TBD


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