Barely an hour ago I commented that Kyle Seager was being unjustly snubbed from the All-Star Game. Well, it seems like that is no longer the case!
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 7, 2014
Seager is replacing the injured Edwin Encarnacion, who was placed on the 15-day DL today with a quad strain. While it is a setback for Encarnacion, who is having a career year in Toronto, it is great news for the Mariners.
Seager will join Robinson Cano and Felix Hernandez next week in Minnesota to take part in the All-Star festivities. Marking the first time since 2003 that the Mariners have sent three players to the mid-summer Classic. It’s been a great year for Mariners fans so far, being 8 games above .500 is certainly something to be excited about, and this is certainly icing on the Mariners cake.
Seager is having a great 2014 campaign, he’s currently batting .274 with 13 HRs, and 59 RBIs. Prior to this his best career year was 2012 where he bat .259/.316/.423 with 20 HR and 86 RBIs, a feat he is almost certain to top this season.
Seager began to seriously heat up in June this season, where he batted over .300 with 15 extra base hits.
Twitter is abuzz with support for the hometown Seager, who is drumming up excitement for a Mariners organization that is overdue for something to cheer about.
Whooooooooo so proud of my brother getting in the all star game
— Justin Seager (@BigLeagueSeag10) July 7, 2014
— Aaron Goldsmith (@aaronmgoldsmith) July 7, 2014
Congrats to @Mariners 3B Kyle Seager for being named to the AL All Star Team!!!!
— Mike McDonnell (@IrishCARBomb21) July 7, 2014
How about it Mariners fans? Lets throw some support behind our newest All-Star third baseman!