Morton added to AL All-Star roster

Morton added to AL All-Star roster

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston right-hander Charlie Morton was added to the American League All-Star team on Friday, giving the Astros a major league-leading six players in next week’s game.
Morton joins fellow starters Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole on the squad, which also features Houston second baseman Jose Altuve, outfielder George Springer and third baseman Alex Bregman. Manager A.J. Hinch is managing the AL team.
It’s the first career selection for the 34-year-old Morton, who is in his 11th major league season. He’s 11-2 with a 2.96 ERA and 146 strikeouts in 19 starts this year.
“It’s kind of surreal I’ve been playing a long time … I’ve never even been to a minor league All-Star game,” Morton said.
Source: Chronic astros

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