Rangers fans coming to the All-Star Game at Globe Life Field next Tuesday will get a special treat featuring one of their most beloved players.

The Rangers’ second baseman, Marcus Semien, will now start the All-Star Game because Jose Altuve pulled out of the game due to an injured hand.

Major League Baseball announced Thursday afternoon that Semien will start, and Twins second baseman Willi Castro will join the AL All-Star team as Altuve’s injury replacement.

Semien will become the first-second baseman in Rangers history to start back-to-back all-star games and will be just the third player in franchise history to accomplish the feat (Adrian Beltre 3B 2011-2012, Josh Hamilton LF 2011-2012).

It’s almost certain that Bruce Bochy, who will manage the AL All-Stars, will put Marcus Semien right into the leadoff spot, which he is so accustomed to doing.

Kirby Yates will join Semien as the Rangers’ representatives for the All-Star game, which will be played in Arlington for the first time since 1995 at the Ballpark.

2024 marks the fifth consecutive All-Star Game in which the Rangers have sent multiple representatives to the American League’s roster.

The 2024 MLB All-Star Game from Globe Life Field will be live on FOX this Tuesday, July 16th, at 7:15 PM.


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