Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gaussman has announced that he will not be an All-Star.
Gaussman declared his absence from the All-Star event in an interview with local media such as ‘Sportsnet’ after completing an away game against the Detroit Tigers on the 9th (Korean time).
Gaussman, who became the losing pitcher with 5 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings, said, “It is an honor to be selected,” but he said that he would rather spend time with his family and rest instead of participating in the All-Star event.
Gaussman, who finished the first half with an average ERA of 3.03 with 7 wins and 5 losses in 19 games on this day, was selected as an All-Star for the second time following 2021.
Even though it was not an opportunity that often came, he turned down this honor and chose to rest.
Meanwhile, the MLB Secretariat announced on the same day that five pitchers were newly selected as All-Stars.메이저도메인
In the National League, Senga Kodai (Metz), Alex Cobb (San Francisco), Craig Kimbrel (Philadelphia), and Corbin Burns (Milwaukee) were newly selected, and in the American League All-Star, Pablo Lopez (Minnesota) was selected.
In the National League, when Marcus Strowman (Cubs) Bryce Elder, Spencer Strider (Atlanta) and Devin Williams (Milwaukee) gave up their all-star appearances, substitute players were selected.