Four Marlins Named to All-Star Team

Jose Fernandez, A.J. Ramos, Fernando Rodney and Marcell Ozuna will represent the Marlins at the All-Star Game

Miami Marlins players Jose Fernandez, A.J. Ramos, Fernando Rodney and Marcell Ozuna were all named to the All-Star Game on Tuesday.

The announcement came on Tuesday evening and was expected after a stellar first half for all four men. Miami could still see more players named as replacements before next week's game.

Fernandez has a 10-4 record with a 2.69 E.R.A with one start left before the Midsummer Classic. Miami's ace saw his E.R.A rise in last start which was the worst of his career. In that game, Fernandez allowed nine runs with six of them being earned.

Beyond his wins and his runs allowed, Fernandez has piled up the strikeouts with 146 in 100.1 innings pitched. Fernandez's 13.1 strikeouts per nine innings is the best mark of his career and leads all starting pitchers this year. This is the second time Fernandez has been named an All-Star.

Ozuna is enjoying a bounce-back season after a dismal 2015. The center-fielder has a slash-line of 310/.362/.546 with 17 home runs and 47 runs batted in. Ozuna was chosen as a reserve, but could end up starting if any National League starters opt out of the game.

Ozuna's production has been a key reason that Miami has stayed in playoff contention. With Giancarlo Stanton struggling most of the season, Ozuna has taken over as Miami's biggest offensive weapon. This marks Ozuna's first time in the All-Star Game.

A.J. Ramos blew only one save in the first half of the season with that opportunity coming in recent days. The closer has been a dependable arm in the back of the pen for Miami and this is the first All-Star selection of his career.

Rodney recently came to Miami in a trade with San Diego where he was the closer. While with the Padres, Rodney allowed only one earned run in the first half. That effort earned him a spot in the game which is the third of his career.

The 2016 All-Star Game will take place on July 12th from Petco Park in San Diego.

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