The Oakland A’s will send catcher Stephen Vogt to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game for the second consecutive year as a reserve selected by AL manager Ned Yost. He is Oakland’s lone representative. A’s Baseball Information Manager Mike Selleck says Vogt is the first A’s non-pitcher selected to consecutive All-Star Games since Jason Giambi in 2000-2001.
The most notable position player omission is Marcus Semien, who leads AL shortstops in home runs with 17, but played into a tough field that includes starter Xander Bogaerts, reserves Francisco Lindor and Eduardo Nunez, and the omitted Carlos Correa.
Reliever Ryan Dull was widely thought to be a candidate to be Oakland’s lone representative if it wasn’t for Vogt succeeding against a weak AL catcher field. Rich Hill was also not named, though his All-Star case was harmed by his recent trip to the disabled list. One of them could join the AL as a replacement for Wade Davis is named after he was put on the disabled list today.