SEATTLE, Wash. – Robinson Canó of the Seattle Mariners has been named to the American League All-Star Team as an injury replacement, marking his 8th career selection and his 3rd with the Mariners. He will join teammate Nelson Cruz in the 88th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami. This marks the 10th time in club history that the Mariners have had multiple position players selected to the Midsummer Classic (last: 2014, Canó and Kyle Seager).
Canó becomes 7th Mariner in club history to make at least 3 All-Star Game appearances, joining Ken Griffey Jr. (10), Ichiro Suzuki (10), Edgar Martinez (7), Felix Hernandez (6), Randy Johnson (5) and Alex Rodriguez (4). His 8 career All-Star Game selections are tied for the most among 2017 All-Stars with St. Louis’ Yadier Molina.
Canó, 34, is batting .279 (85×305) with 44 runs, 13 doubles, 17 home runs, 60 RBI, a .335 on-base percentage and a .489 slugging percentage in 76 games with the Mariners this season. Among American League leaders, the 6-foot, 212-pound 2nd baseman ranks T4th in RBI (60), T14th in home runs (17), T21st in hits (85) and 24th in slugging (.489). Canó was also selected to the All-Star Game in 2006, 2010-14 and 2016.
The 2017 All-Star Game will be played at Marlins Park on Tuesday, July 11th at 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PT. The 88th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.