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Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera named to AL All-Star Game roster

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June 30, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder (28) and designated hitter Delmon Young (21) smile in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
June 30, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder (28) and designated hitter Delmon Young (21) smile in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Rosters were announced for MLB's 2012 All-Star Game on TBS this afternoon. 3 Detroit Tigers will be in attendance, Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander, otherwise known as the usual suspects. Despite having a breakout season, Auistin Jackson was not named to the team or to the fan's Final Vote ballot.

The 2012 MLB All-Star Game will be held Tuesday, July 10th in Kansas City.

Fielder will start at 1st base for the AL, thanks to winning the fan vote. Fielder, hitting .371/.485/.856 with a .294 BA, 12 HR and 52 RBI, will be playing in his fourth All-Star Game.

Other Tigers 1st basemen who have started an All-Star game are Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg (1939-40), Rudy York (1941-42), Norm Cash (1961 and 1971), Cecil Fielder (1991) and Cabrera (2010).

Verlander will make his 5th appearance in the midsummer classic. The Tigers' number one starter is 8-5 with a 2.69 ERA, leading the AL in strikeouts with 121.

Cabrera made the team as a reserve 3rd baseman, as voted by the players. This will be his 7th All-Star Game, 3rd as a Tiger. Cabrera is hitting .376/.541/.917, with a .315 BA, 16 HR and 62 RBI. Cabrera has now been named an All-Star at 3 positions, OF, 1B and 3B.

Notable snubs? The biggest would be CF Austin Jackson, who is 4th in AL BA and 6th in OPS, all while playing elite level defense at one of baseball's hardest positions. Unfortunately, Jackson's recent DL stint likely derailed his chances. You can also make a case set-up man Joaquin Benoit was snubbed. Jim Leyland would agree, being he placed him on his managerial All-Star ballot. Benoit has a 2.25 ERA in 36 appearances.

In the AL Final Vote balloting, your choices are Jonathan Broxton, Yu Darvish, Ernesto Frieri, Jason Hammel and Jake Peavy...but not Austin Jackson.

The full AL and NL All-Star Game rosters are listed after the jump. Let us know your thoughts!


Starters

NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE
C: Buster Posey, SF C: Mike Napoli, TEX
1B: Joey Votto, CIN 1B: Prince Fielder, DET
2B: Dan Uggla, ATL 2B: Robinson Cano, NYY
3B: Pablo Sandoval, SF 3B: Adrian Beltre, TEX
SS: Rafael Furcal, STL SS: Derek Jeter, NYY
OF: Melky Cabrera, SF OF: Josh Hamilton, TEX
OF: Carlos Beltran, STL OF: Curtis Granderson, NYY
OF: Matt Kemp, LAD OF: Jose Bautista, TOR


Pitchers

NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE
Matt Cain, SF Ryan Cook, OAK
Aroldis Chapman, CIN Matt Harrison, TEX
R.A. Dickey, NYM Felix Hernandez, SEA
Gio Gonzalez, WAS Jim Johnson, BAL
Cole Hamels, PHI Joe Nathan, TEX
Joel Hanrahan, PIT Chris Perez, CLE
Clayton Kershaw, LAD David Price, TB
Craig Kimbrel, ATL Fernando Rodney, TB
Lance Lynn, STL CC Sabathia, NYY
Wade Miley, ARI Chris Sale, CWS
Jonathan Papelbon, PHI Justin Verlander, DET
Stephen Strasburg, WAS Jered Weaver, LAA
Huston Street, SD C.J. Wilson, LAA


Reserves

NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE
Yadier Molina, STL Joe Mauer, MIN
Carlos Ruiz, PHI Matt Wieters, BAL
Bryan LaHair, CHC Elvis Andrus, TEX
Jose Altuve, HOU Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE
Starlin Castro, CHC Miguel Cabrera, DET
Ian Desmond, WAS Ian Kinsler, TEX
David Wright, NYM Paul Konerko, CWS
Ryan Braun, MIL Adam Jones, BAL
Jay Bruce, CIN Mike Trout, LAA
Carlos Gonzalez, COL Mark Trumbo, LAA
Andrew McCutchen, PIT Billy Butler, KC
Giancarlo Stanton, MIA Adam Dunn, CWS