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Anthony Rizzo Will Start For The N.L. All-Stars At DH

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The Cubs will have their first starter in the All-Star Game since 2008.

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The Cubs didn't get a player voted onto the All-Star team as a starter, but they'll get one anyway, Anthony Rizzo:

For those of you not in favor of the designated hitter, it's of benefit to the Cubs and Rizzo as he'll get a starting berth and at least one (and possibly two) at-bats in the game, and thus won't be playing the field in Cincinnati Tuesday evening.

Kris Bryant, one of three third National League third basemen (along with starter Todd Frazier of the Reds and backup Nolan Arenado of the Rockies), will undoubtedly get some playing time in the field and likely at least one time at the plate.

Both Bryant and Rizzo will participate in the Home Run Derby Monday night, weather permitting. (Figures, right? Two Cubs in the HR Derby and they apparently brought the rotten Chicago summer weather with them.

Congrats to Rizzo on his starting spot, the first for a Cubs player since Geovany Soto, Alfonso Soriano and Kosuke Fukudome all started for the N.L. in 2008.