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Shohei Ohtani and Tyler Glasnow headline the 6 Dodgers who reach the All-Star Game

Major League Baseball has announced the full rosters for the 2024 All-Star Game, to be held July 16 in Arlington, Texas, and six Los Angeles Dodgers will represent the National League.

Catcher Will Smith, outfielder Teoscar Hernández, shortstop Mookie Betts, first baseman Freddie Freeman and right-hander Tyler Glasnow will join designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, who was announced Wednesday as the starter at the designated hitter position.

“It’s awesome,” Glasnow said, via MLB.com. “It’s always been my goal to go to the All-Star Game, and I think injuries and other things in the past have not made it possible for me to go. To be able to go this year, especially with my hometown team and everything (is exciting).”

The Dodgers have six players on the roster, to Philadelphia’s seven. It is also the third time since 2017 that the Dodgers have six All-Star nominations, a total the franchise has not reached since 1991.

“I think there’s six of us, which is pretty special,” Freeman said, via MLB.com. “When you have over 20 percent of your team going to an All-Star game, that means you’ve got a pretty good team. So it’s going to be fun. Great group.”

Hernández and Smith were both named to the All-Star team for the second time. Smith will be the only two backstops named to the NL team, along with Milwaukee’s William Contreras. It will be Hernández’s first time representing the senior circuit after spending his entire career in the American League before signing with the Dodgers over the winter.

“This means a lot to me,” Hernández said via MLB.com. “This is what we’ve worked for. Of course, I came here, to a big city, a big team, a huge fan base. Doing what they want me to do, helping the team, that’s the most important thing for me.”

Betts was selected as a shortstop for the first time. Unfortunately, the now eight-time All-Star had to miss the Midsummer Classic due to a broken hand. He was replaced in the squad by Elly De La Cruz from Cincinnati.

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