Blue Jays’ Martin, Bautista going to all-star game
Canadian Russell Martin and Jose Bautista will represent the Toronto Blue Jays as reserves at the MLB all-star game on July 14.
The league announced the starting pitchers and reserves for both the American and National Leagues on Monday.
Martin is one of two reserve catchers announced to the AL roster. Since signing with the Blue Jays in the off-season, Martin has enjoyed success in his first season in Toronto.
In the initial fan voting, Martin was second in voting for catchers with 7,521,557. Bautista was fourth in AL outfielders with 9,050,339. Bautista and Martin will join Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson at the all-star game in Cincinnati.