Orioles centerfielder Cedric Mullins was not voted as a starter for the American League All-Star team. Mullins finished sixth among the nine outfield finalists with 10 percent of the vote.
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and Teoscar Hernandez of the Toronto Blue Jays were voted as starting outfielders.
Trout won’t play in the game on July 13th at Denver’s Coors Field. He’s on the 60-day injured list because of a strained right calf. It’s possible that Mullins could start in his place.
Mullins, who also trailed Minnesota’s Byron Buxton and Houston’s Michael Brantley, is batting .322 with 14 home runs and 30 RBIs. He has a .942 OPS. His 99 hits lead the American League.
Mullins, who abandoned switch-hitting to bat only left-handed this season, also has 15 stolen bases in 19 attempts and has played exceptional defense, including a number of acrobatic catches.
The reserves for the All-Star team will be announced on Sunday.
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