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Chicago Cubs News: Kris Bryant named to National League All-Star Team

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The Cubs now have three players going to the mid-summer classic

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The pitchers and reserves for the 2019 All-Star Game were announced today and Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was named to the National League All-Star Game. Bryant joins Cubs shortstop Javier Baez and catcher Willson Contreras who were both elected as starters for the National League.

Bryant is making his third All-Star Game appearance and his first since his MVP-winning season of 2016. Bryant is hitting .297/.398/.537 with 16 home runs and 41 RBI over 80 games this season.

Two players with Cubs connections were named as reserves to the American League Team. Angels infielder Tommy La Stella, who played for the Cubs from 2015 to 2018, was named to his first All-Star Game. Mariners first baseman Daniel Vogelbach, who was the Cubs’ second-round draft pick in 2011, was also named to his first All-Star team.

The All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland.