July 5, 2009
Former Cavalier Ryan Zimmerman has been selected to play in his first ever All-Star Game.
Zimmerman will be a reserve for the National League team backing up Mets Third Baseman David Wright. The former Cavalier currently leads the team with 95 hits and is second on the team with 13 home runs. Earlier this season, Zimmerman garnered national attention with a 30-game hitting streak. He is the only player from the Nationals to be selected to the All-Star team.
Fellow former Cavalier Mark Reynolds could be joining Zimmerman at the All-Star game. Reynolds is one of five candidates for the final spot on the National League roster. He is leading the Diamondbacks in home runs, RBI's and runs scored this season. The other players nominated for that final spot via internet voting are Matt Kemp (Dodgers), Shane Victorino (Phillies), Pablo Sandoval (Giants) and Cristian Guzman (Nationals).
The All-Star Game takes place Tuesday July 14th at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.