Sunday, July 1, 2012

Yankees send 3 starters to All-Star Game 

Yankees get 3 starters for 2012 All-Star game.

The New York Yankees who are in first place in the A.L East, are leading the division by five games heading into Sunday and will be well represented in the 2012 All-Star game in Kansas City. Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, and Curtis Granderson will all be starting for the American League and C.C Sabathia was named to the team as well, but probably wont be pitching due to his injured groin.

Robinson Cano, who is the captain for the A.L in the Homerun Derby, will also be the starting second baseman for the A.L. making his 4th All-Star game appearance. Cano is having another great season, hitting .308 with 19 homeruns and 44 RBIs.  He was hot in June, as he hit .340 with 11 homeruns in the month.

Derek Jeter was named the starting shortstop for the A.L. This will be his 13th All-Star game as the 38 year old Jeter is having a great season leading off for the Yankees. Derek is batting .302 with 7 homeruns 25 RBIs 41 runs scored and has 98 hits on the season.

Curtis Granderson will be starting in the outfield for the A.L., making his 3rd All-Star game and second straight as a Yankee. Granderson has become one of the better power hitters in the majors since joining the Yankees, as he has 23 homeruns and 46 RBIs, hitting .248 on the season. His 23 homeruns is good for 4th best in the majors only behind Jose Bautista, Josh Hamilton, and Adam Dunn.
C.C Sabathia, who was recently put on the DL with a groin injury, will be going to his 6th All-Star game; but his injury will probably keep him out until a little bit past the game. Sabathia is 9-3 with a 3.45 ERA and 105 strike outs on the season.

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