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Brent Rooker will represent A’s in 2023 All-Star Game

Rooker will make his first ever trip to the All-Star Game.

New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Oakland Athletics outfielder/DH Brent Rooker has been named as a reserve for the American League for the 2023 MLB All-Star Game. This is Rooker’s first career All-Star selection.

The A’s claimed Rooker off of waivers this past November and he came out of the gate on fire hitting .353/.465/.779 with nine home runs and a 236 wRC+ through the end of April. He was named American League Player of the Week for April 24-30 and was the first A’s player to receive the honor since Frankie Montas in 2019.

Rooker has cooled off after that red hot start, but is hitting .241/.338/.464 with 13 home runs and a 127 wRC+. He is the first A’s outfielder to be selected to the team since Yoenis Céspedes in 2014.

The MLB All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 11 in Seattle.