The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Miami Marlins ' Giancarlo Stanton . Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson .
The Pittsburgh Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance.
National League reserves are:
Catchers: Yasmani Grandal , Dodgers; Yadier Molina , St. Louis Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez , Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo , Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu , Colorado Rockies ; Joe Panik , San Francisco Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado , Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford , Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen , Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock , Diamondbacks; Justin Upton , San Diego Padres
National League pitchers are:
Madison Bumgarner , Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman , Cincinnati Reds ; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom , New York Mets ; Zack Greinke , Dodgers; Mark Melancon , Pirates; Shelby Miller , Atlanta Braves ; Jonathan Papelbon , Philadelphia Phillies ; Francisco Rodriguez , Milwaukee Brewers ; Trevor Rosenthal , Cardinals; Max Scherzer , Washington Nationals ; Michael Wacha , Cardinals
The five candidates for the Final Vote are:
Johnny Cueto , Reds; Jeurys Familia , Mets; Carlos Martinez , Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki , Rockies
A comebacker by Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton to Kansas City Royals starter Yordano Ventura for the final out in the seventh inning ignited a benches-clearing brawl in Thursday's game between the two teams, resulting in five players getting ejected.
Ventura could be seen mouthing an expletive to Eaton, taking apparent umbridge with the comebacker or something that Eaton may have said on his way to first base. After the ruckus was finally settled, the umpires ejected Ventura along with outfielder Lorenzo Cain and pitcher Edinson Volquez . White Sox starter Chris Sale and teammate Jeff Samardzija were also hit with ejections, ending the night of both starting pitchers in one fell swoop.
Ventura, who was ejected for the second time this season and is likely facing a lengthy suspension, finished the night with two earned runs on five hits and one walk in seven innings along with eight strikeouts.
Sale threw 70 of his 99 pitches for strikes but managed to rack up just two strikeouts before being ejected. He also allowed two earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings of work.
Play resumed in the top of the eighth inning with the two teams tied 2-2.
The Chicago Cubs tendered contracts to eight arbitration-eligible players prior to Tuesday's deadline. Those players included: Pitchers Travis Wood and Jake Arrieta , outfielder Chris Coghlan , third baseman Luis Valbuena , reliever Pedro Strop , outfielder Justin Ruggiano , pitcher Felix Doubront and catcher Welington Castillo .
The Chicago Cubs are expected to tender offers to the 10 arbitration-eligible players on their roster by Tuesday's deadline, according to MLB.com. The 10 players are Travis Wood , Jake Arrieta , John Baker , Welington Castillo , Chris Coghlan , Felix Doubront , Justin Ruggiano , Pedro Strop , Luis Valbuena and Wesley Wright .
On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The following players were selected as starters by the fans:
C Yadier Molina , St. Louis Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt , Arizona Diamondbacks
2B Chase Utley , Philadelphia Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki , Colorado Rockies
3B Aramis Ramirez , Milwaukee Brewers
OF Andrew McCutchen , Pittsburgh Pirates
OF Carlos Gomez , Brewers
OF Yasiel Puig , Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Johnny Cueto , Cincinnati Reds
LHP Clayton Kershaw , Dodgers
RHP Zack Greinke , Dodgers
LHP Madison Bumgarner , San Francisco Giants
RHP Adam Wainwright , Cardinals
RHP Tyson Ross , San Diego Padres
RHP Jordan Zimmermann , Washington Nationals
RHP Julio Teheran , Atlanta Braves
RHP Craig Kimbrel , Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman , Reds
RHP Francisco Rodriguez , Brewers
LHP Tony Watson , Pirates
RHP Pat Neshek , Cardinals