Five members of The Cleveland Indians are taking their talents to Florida later this month for the Major League Baseball All-Star game.
José Ramirez, Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor, Corey Kluber and Andrew Miller will play on the All-Star field in Miami, Florida on July 11. This marks the first time since 2004 that the team has sent five players to the Mid-Summer Classic All-Star game.
The team is in the top four Major League Baseball teams with the most individual selections on the All-Star roster, equal with the Washington Nationals, New York Yankees and Houston Astros.
Ramirez will be making his first appearance as an all-star, starting at third base. He is the first Indian's player to earn a starting position in the fan vote since 2001 and is the youngest since Sandy Alomar in 1990.
Thank you Cleveland!!!
I'm just a kid from the Dominican Republic ??
— Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) July 2, 2017
Four other Cleveland Indians players will be making their second appearance in an All-Star game. Brantley, Lindor and Miller were voted on the team via a player vote, while Kluber was selected by the Baseball Office of the Commissioner.
The game will be hosted on July 11 in Miami, Florida. Terry Francona, the manager of the Cleveland Indians, will be traveling with the team.