SEATTLE, Wash. - Robinson Canó of the Seattle Mariners has been selected by the players to play for the American League in the 87th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego. Canó is making his 7th All-Star Game appearance, T5th-most among active players, and his 6th Midsummer Classic appearance in the last seven years.
The 2016 American League and National League All-Star starters were unveiled earlier this evening during the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN.
Overall, the 33-year-old native of the Dominican Republic is batting .303 (103x340) with 59 runs, 20 doubles, 1 triple, 19 home runs and 54 RBI. Among American League leaders, Canó ranks T7th with 19 home runs, T10th with 54 RBI, 12th with a .535 slugging percentage, 13th with a .894 OPS, 6th with 182 total bases and T8th with 30 multi-hit games. Canó was also selected to the All-Star Game in 2006 and 2010-2014.
The 2016 All-Star Game will be played at Petco Park on Tuesday, July 12th at 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PT. The 87th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.