Ortiz, Pedroia, Buchholz recieve All-Star bids

11:21 PM, Jul 6, 2013   |    comments
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BOSTON (NEWS CENTER) - A trio of Red Sox got the invite to the 80th MLB All-Star as DH David Ortiz, 2B Dustin Pedroia, and P Clay Buchholz were rewarded for a productive first half of the season.

Ortiz (.322 BA, 17 HR, 61 RBI) was voted the American League's designated hitter for the ninth time in ten seasons. 

Pedroia fourth selection is a reserve.  He's hitting .324 with 5 HR, 50 RBI, and 53 runs scored. 

Like Pedroia, this will be Buchholz's first appearance since 2010, his only nomination to date.  The Texan led the AL in ERA (1.71) prior to a neck injury.  He's 9-0 with 81 strikeouts while opponents are batting just .195 against him. 

Buchholz is currently on the 15-day DL. 

Reliever Koji Uehara is also in the running for the last roster spot.  He's one of five finalists for the online vote.  He's 2-0 with 1.95 E.R.A. in 39 appearances.

The All-Star game will take place July 16th at Citi Field in New York.

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