Castro Elected to All-Star Team

CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was today elected to the 2014 National League All-Star team.  Castro has earned the third All-Star selection of his major league career.  Castro will represent the Cubs at the 85th Major League All-Star Game Tuesday, July 15 at Minnesota’s Target Field. The 24-year-old Castro becomes only the third shortstop in franchise history to be selected to at least three All-Star teams, joining Ernie Banks (nine times as a shortstop) and Don Kessinger (six times). 

Like Castro, right-handed pitcher Jeff Samardzija was elected to the N.L. squad by way of the player vote.  Due to his election, Samardzija is eligible to attend and participate in All-Star activities and will receive full National League All-Star honors and recognition.  However, he will be ineligible to play for the National League team in the 85th All-Star Game.

First baseman Anthony Rizzo is one of five players up for vote on the N.L.’s 2014 All-Star Game Final Vote ballot. Voting by fans concludes at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday, July 10. 

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