Chris Archer was named as a replacement on the American League team for Tuesday’s All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, Major League Baseball announced on Friday.
This will be Archer’s second All-Star Game, the first being in 2015, and he will join his teammate, Corey Dickerson, who was voted in as a starter at designated hitter.
The Rays ace is currently putting forth another solid year highlighted by stellar strikeout stuff. While the right-hander’s 3.95 ERA is one of the higher marks on the AL All-Star team, his 139 strikeouts and 3.05 FIP both rank fifth in all of the Major Leagues.
A wrinkle in Archer’s selection is that the right-hander is currently scheduled to start for the Rays on Sunday against the Red Sox. Barring a change, an All-Star appearance for Archer would have to come on two days’ rest. However, with Rays manager Kevin Cash on the All-Star staff, the Rays will likely have a say in the decision-making process leading up to the game.
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