LeMahieu to start for NL at 2nd after Dee's injury

LeMahieu to start for NL at 2nd after Dee's injury

DENVER -- DJ LeMahieu has never been a man of many words or one to crave attention.

That didn't change after finding out he'll be replacing Dee Gordon as the National League's starting second basemen in Tuesday's All-Star Game. Gordon suffered a dislocated left thumb on Saturday, and NL manager Bruce Bochy said LeMahieu will get the starting nod since he won the players' vote.

"Not really," LeMahieu said calmly when asked if starting will mean anything more.

"I mean, it's awesome, but it's just cool being there. I'm just excited to be in the game, and starting is obviously cool. I'm just excited."

LeMahieu knew that Nolan Arenado would be joining him in Cincinnati, but he'll now have a second teammate accompanying him to Great American Ballpark. Troy Tulowitzki was selected as Gordon's roster replacement shortly after the Rockies' 3-2 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon, signaling All-Star appearance No. 5 for the Rockies shortstop.

With LeMahieu now going as a starter, the likeness of a Colorado-dominated infield lessens, but the Rockies second basemen said he may try to do his best to change that.

"I might need to talk to Bochy about possibly getting all three of us out there at the same time," LeMahieu joked. "But I'm just really excited. Just excited to be there, and Tulo's been there a bunch of times. So it'll be good just talking to him, seeing what I need to do."

Tulo added to NL All-Star team, replaces Dee

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Dargan Southard is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.