Kauai’s Kirby Yates named to MLB All-Star roster
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Kauai’s Kirby Yates named to MLB All-Star roster


    Then-New York Yankees pitcher Kirby Yates threw during the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in March 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. Kauai’s Kirby Yates has been named to the roster for the Major League Baseball All-Star team that will play in Japan next month.


Kauai’s Kirby Yates has been named to the roster for the Major League Baseball All-Star team that will play in Japan next month.

The MLB team will also hold public workouts Saturday and Sunday at Les Murakami Stadium.

Yates had a 5-3 record with a 2.14 earned run average and 12 saves for the San Diego Padres this season.

The All-Star Series will feature seven games (including one exhibition) across Japan Nov. 8th-15.

Also named to the roster were: Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger and Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto.

They join earlier announced players Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals, Eugenio Suárez of the Cincinnati Reds, Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals and Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves.

Dodgers’ pitcher Kenta Maeda, a native of Japan, is joined by Collin McHugh of the Houston Astros as well as Brian Johnson and Hector Velázquez of Boston.

Other previously announced participants include Philadelphia Phillies teammates Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana; Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield and Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor.

Christian Yelich, who was announced earlier, has withdrawn.

Don Mattingly will manage the MLB team. His coaching staff includes Edgar Martinez, Hideki Matsui, Fredi González, Hensley Meulens, Brent Strom and Henry Blanco.

The roster:


Matt Andriese, Diamondbacks

Scott Barlow, Royals

John Brebbia, Cardinals

Junior Guerra, Brewers

Brian Johnson, Red Sox

Kenta Maeda, Dodgers

Chris Martin, Rangers

Collin McHugh, Astros

Daniel Norris, Tigers

Vidal Nuno, Rays

Dan Otero, Indians

Yusmeiro Petit, Athletics

Erasmo Ramirez, Mariners

Hector Velazquez, Red Sox

Kirby Yates, Padres


Robinson Chirinos, Rangers

Yadier Molina, Cardinals

J.T. Realmuto, Marlins


Whit Merrifield, Royals

Amed Rosario, Mets

Carlos Santana, Phillies

Eugenio Suarez, Reds

Chris Taylor Dodgers


Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves

Mitch Haniger, Mariners

Enrique Hernandez, Dodgers

Rhys Hoskins, Phillies

Kevin Pillar, Blue Jays

Juan Soto, Nationals

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