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MLB All-Star Game 2015: Oakland A's Stephen Vogt and Sonny Gray named to AL team

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The Athletics are sending their Opening Day battery to the All-Star Game for the first time since sending Dave Stewart and Terry Steinbach in 1989.

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Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt and starting pitcher Sonny Gray were named reserves to the 2015 American League All-Star team. It is the first time either player has been selected to an All-Star team. Both players will selected via the player ballot. The All-Star Game will be played at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on Tuesday, July 14 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time, televised on FOX.

Vogt, 30, has been showing up on a number of American League leaderboards. He is 9th in on base percentage (.390) and sixth in runs batted in (53). He joins the elected starter, Royals catcher Salvador Perez, and additional reserve Russell Martin of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Sonny Gray, who was recently hospitalized with salmonella-related gastroenteritis, is expected to rejoin the rotation for Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees and pitch the last game before the All-Star break on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians, meaning he would only participate in the festivities and be ineligible to participate in the game.

A replacement player would be named. He joins starting pitchers Chris Archer, Felix Hernandez, Dallas Keuchel, David Price, and Chris Sale.

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