With the addition of 1997 Spinner David Eckstein, three former Spinners will take the field during Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, by far the most ever to be selected to All-Star teams.
Eckstein is replacing New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, whose injured finger is preventing him from playing.
Eckstein joins former Spinner Freddy Sanchez (2001) on the National League roster. They will be opposed by former Spinner Jonathan Papelbon (2003).
It is Eckstein’s second consecutive All-Star season. The only other former Spinner to play in two All-Star games is Toronto’s Shea Hillenbrand (2002 and 2005).
Congrats to all three former Spinners All-Stars!