(official Indians release)
3B JOSÉ RAMÍREZ & RHP SHANE BIEBER
NAMED AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STARS
Ramίrez’ Third Career Selection;
Bieber Earns Second All-Star Nod
CLEVELAND, OH – 3B JOSÉ RAMÍREZ and RHP SHANE BIEBER have been named to the American League All-Star Team, announced this evening by Major League Baseball. Ramίrez and Bieber were selected via last weekend’s player voting.
Ramίrez, 28, is batting .265 (72-for-272) with 18 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs, 54 runs scored and 50 RBI in 76 games in 2021 (.345/.537/.882, 2.8 bWAR). He leads the team in virtually every offensive category and entered play today 10th in the American League in runs, extra-base hits (tied, 37) and home runs (tied, 18). Today’s selection marks his third career berth on the AL All-Star squad (2017, 2018).
Bieber, 26, has posted a 7-4 mark in 2021 with a 3.28 ERA in 14 starts (90.2IP, 80H, 33ER, 33BB, 130SO, .232 avg). He has been on the Injured List since June 14 with a right shoulder strain. At the time of his Injured List transaction he was leading the American League in strikeouts (130) and innings (90.2) and was tied for seventh in wins (7). The 2020 American League Cy Young winner will enjoy his second All-Star appearance following his 2019 MVP performance in Cleveland’s Midsummer Classic.
MLB All-Star Week in Denver’s Coors Field includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard (July 13th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 12th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Celebrity Softball Game (July 11th) and the MLB Draft (July 11th-13th). The 91st Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by 70 partners in 15 languages across 223 countries and territories. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.