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No Miami Marlins players named as All-Star reserves

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins talks with teammate Dee Gordon before the baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, June 26, 2015, at Marlins Park in Miami.
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins talks with teammate Dee Gordon before the baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, June 26, 2015, at Marlins Park in Miami. El Nuevo Herald

After having two players voted into the All-Star Game’s starting lineup for the first time in franchise history, the Marlins didn’t add another to the annual Midsummer Classic on Monday.

Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and second baseman Dee Gordon were named starters for next week’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati, although Stanton’s recent wrist injury will relegate him to the dugout.

Pittsburgh outfielder Andrew McCutcheon will replace Stanton in the starting lineup.

Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera is out for six weeks with a calf strain and won’t start either. The Marlins’ former slugger will be replaced by Albert Pujols of the Angels.

Miami relief pitcher Carter Capps (who leads baseball with 17.22 strikeouts per nine innings but has pitched only 23 innings this season) was thought to have a chance but wasn’t among the selections made by San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy.

“I could have had five more picks and I still would have left someone deserving off,” Bochy told ESPN’s selection show Monday night.

“It’s the way of the process. I enjoy it, it’s an honor, trust me.”

Kansas City manager Ned Yost added two more Royals to the team in relievers Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera.

The Royals, the defending AL champs, had four players voted into the starting lineup that was announced Sunday.

“I wanted to make these decisions with my head and not my heart,’’ Yost told ESPN.

The lineups still aren’t complete. Ten players — five from each league — still have a chance to be selected via online vote. Voting at ends at 4 p.m. Friday.

Players in the “Final Vote” include Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw, Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki and Detroit’s Yoenis Cespedes.

As of Monday, 26 players will make their All-Star debut next Tuesday at Great American Ballpark — including Chicago Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant.

Former Marlins starting pitcher A.J. Burnett will make his first All-Star appearance in his 17th big league season.

Burnett, who pitched for the Marlins from 1999-2005, has said he will retire after this season.

The 38-year-old is 7-3 with a 2.05 ERA for Pittsburgh this year. Bryant, 23, has 12 homers and 49 RBI after starting the season in the minors.

“I was very aware he hasn’t made an All-Star team but the year he’s having, I couldn’t leave him off. I just couldn’t,” Bochy said of Burnett.

“For him to finally make an All-Star team, these are the moments you enjoy. It’s tough to leave a guy off, but, to look at Burnett and watch him walk around the All-Star Game is going to be fun for me.”

A couple of local players will be in Cincinnati as Los Angeles catcher Yasmani Grandal and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were selected to the National League team.

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, who attended Miami Westminster Christian High, was left off the American League team despite leading all designated hitters with 16 homers this season. Seattle’s Nelson Cruz won the vote to start at DH for the American League.

Grandal, who attended Miami Springs High and the University of Miami, will make his first All-Star appearance; Rizzo, a Parkland Stoneman Douglas grad who also was voted into last year’s All-Star Game, leads the NL with 24 doubles this season.

“It’s unbelievable. I got to call my parents, call my brother and tell them we’re going again,” Rizzo told ESPN from Wrigley Field.

“It’s just an amazing experience, one you want to take all in.”


▪ Tuesday: Marlins RHP Dan Haren (6-5, 3.45 ERA) at Boston Red Sox LHP Wade Miley (8-7, 4.53), 7:10 p.m., Fenway Park.

▪ Wednesday: Marlins RHP Tom Koehler (7-4, 3.52 ERA) at Boston Red Sox RHP Rick Porcello (4-9, 6.08), 7:10 p.m., Fenway Park.

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