The MLB announced the rosters for the 89th All-Star game set to take place on Tuesday, July 17th at Nationals Park.
The 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game will be hosted by the Washington Nationals and will be played at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018. It will be televised nationally by Fox.
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The host city was announced on April 6, 2015, by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred it will be the fifth All-Star Game in Washington D.C. and the first since 1969, when the second Washington Senators hosted. It is also the first time that the Nationals have hosted the All-Star Game, and the first time that the Nationals franchise has hosted it since 1982, when the franchise played as the Montreal Expos.
Balloting began on June 1 and ended on July 5.As in previous Games, the top vote-getters at each position will be the selected starters for their respective positions, barring any suspensions, injuries or other issues. The reserve players are picked in a more convoluted way involving fan votes, players, and Commissioner’s Office. For the fourth year, voting will be conducted online exclusively. The results were announced on July 8.
After the rosters were finalized, a second ballot of five players per league will be created for the All-Star Final Vote to determine the 32nd and final player of each roster. The online balloting will be conducted from July 8 through July 11.