Arenado and Blackmon headline Rockies to start in MLB All-Star game

The Colorado Rockies had four players announced today to the National League All-Star roster, including two starters in this year’s MLB All-Star game. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon.

Nolan Arenado will start at third base and makes his third appearance in the MLB All-Star game. He becomes the second Rockies third baseman to start an All-Star Game, Vinny Castilla in 1995 was the first.

Charlie Blackmon was voted into the starting line-up and will make his second All-Star game appearance. Blackmon currently leads the team in runs, hits, triples, batting average and beard length.

Greg Holland was voted an All-Star for the third time in his career and first as a Colorado Rockie. Holland leads the MLB in saves with 26 in 27 attempts.

In addition to the starters, the MLB announced the reserves for the All-Star game and joining Arenado, Blackmon and Greg Holland will be DJ LeMahieu.

The MLB All-Star game will be played this year on July 11th in Florida at Marlins Park. The All-Star game for the first time since 2003, will not determine home-field advantage in the World Series. The All-Star game will air on FOX at 8:00pm EST.

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