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MLB All-Star Game 2016: Oakland A’s Stephen Vogt named to AL team for 2nd straight year

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The Athletics get one representative to the All-Star game for now.

86th MLB All-Star Game Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

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.