2012 MLB All-Star Game Starters Announced

ARLINGTON, TX: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers celebrates in the dugout after scoring against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

You care about the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. Here are players who will be playing in it!

Like it or not, the 2012 MLB All-Star Game is coming up on Tuesday, July 10, in Kansas City. Because there is a game being played, there have to be rosters, and because there are rosters, there have to be starting lineups. Sunday, we've learned who's going to be starting for the American League and for the National League as World Series home-field advantage lies at stake. Every time I write that I feel like I'm joking. I am not joking! Every time, I am not joking!

American League

C: Mike Napoli
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: Robinson Cano
SS: Derek Jeter
3B: Adrian Beltre
OF: Josh Hamilton
OF: Curtis Granderson
OF: Jose Bautista
DH: David Ortiz

National League

C: Buster Posey
1B: Joey Votto
2B: Dan Uggla
SS: Rafael Furcal
3B: Pablo Sandoval
OF: Melky Cabrera
OF: Carlos Beltran
OF: Matt Kemp (injured)

A popular thing to do when All-Star Game selections are made is complain that certain players are picked instead of certain other players. That sure is a popular thing to do at times like these.

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