The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t have any everyday players named to the American League All-Star game, but they could have something to say about who starts and who finishes it.
The Rays had two pitchers named to the All-Star game Monday, one who was thought to be a sure thing and the other who said he felt “shock” that he was named. Starter Chris Archer (9-5) and reliever Brad Boxberger (20 saves) were named to the team Monday.
It has not yet been announced who will start for the American League, but Archer would appear to be on the short list. Archer has an ERA of 2.18 and 141 strikeouts. Boxberger was one of three relievers named for manager Ned Yost.
The Rays’ game Monday night against Kansas City was rained out.