The Tampa Bay Rays may only have one member participating in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, but he will get a big spotlight placed on him.
Dusty Baker names #Rays starter Shane McClanhan as AL starter.
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Baker did say in the press conference that he has considered Los Angeles Angels DH Shohei Ohtani to start, but Ohtani, who got the start in last year’s game, reportedly asked not to pitch in the game.
McClanahan goes into the game with a 10-3 record, leading all of Major League Baseball in earned run average (1.71) and WHIP (0.795), and leads the American League in fewest hits per 9 innings (5.6), and strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.4).