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 MLB.com Final Vote ballot. Voting by fans concludes at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday, July 10.
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