American League All-Star manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals announced today his selection of Chicago White Sox left-hander José Quintana to the AL All-Star roster as a replacement for Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar.
This marks the first career Midsummer Classic for Quintana, who is 7-8 with a 3.21 ERA on the season over 18 starts in his fifth Major League season. In 117.2 innings pitched, the 27-year-old native of Colombia has allowed 42 earned runs on 103 hits with 28 walks and 105 strikeouts. Quintana joins his teammate Chris Sale in representing the White Sox on the AL All-Star roster.
Salazar, an All-Star for the first time in his fourth Major League season, is 10-3 with a 2.75 ERA over 17 starts. In 104.2 innings pitched, the 26-year-old native of the Dominican Republic has permitted 32 earned runs on 77 hits with 46 walks and 118 strikeouts. Salazar is invited to San Diego with full All-Star honors.
MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park (July 12th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 11th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 10th), All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center (July 8th-12th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the city. The 87th Midsummer Classic 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 about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.