All-star Rosters Complete
Wednesday, July 5th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Five Braves picked for All-Stars, but Martinez unable to pitch
NEW YORK (AP) -- The All-Star game will have a distinct Atlanta flavor, with five Braves picked to play in Tuesday's game at Turner Field, but they won't have to face Pedro Martinez, the MVP of last year's game.
Martinez, on the disabled list with a strained muscle on his left side, was ruled out of the All-Star game Wednesday when pitchers and reserves were picked, as was Cleveland's Manny Ramirez, elected by fans to start in the outfield but sidelined by a strained hamstring.
Baltimore's Cal Ripken, elected for what would be his 17thstraight start and 18th appearance, will try to play despite a sore back, which has him on the disabled list.
Andres Galarraga, who missed all of 1999 while undergoing treatment for cancer, was among four Braves joining Chipper Jones, elected to start at third. Outfielder Andruw Jones and pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine also were selected from the Braves.
Atlanta's Bobby Cox and the New York Yankees' Joe Torre, the All-Star managers, consulted on the selections, made by the commissioner's office after polling major league managers.
The New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals have three players each on the NL team. Mets second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo and left-hander Al Leiter were picked to join starting catcher Mike Piazza. Joining Mark McGwire of the Cardinals, elected to start at first, were right-hander Darryl Kile and outfielder Jim Edmonds. McGwire had threatened not to play unless Edmonds was picked for next Tuesday's game, the first at Atlanta since 1972.
Filling out the NL roster were: Pitchers -- Kevin Brown (Los Angeles), Ryan Dempster (Florida), Trevor Hoffman (San Diego), Randy Johnson (Arizona), Shane Reynolds(Houston), Bob Wickman (Milwaukee). Catchers -- Jason Kendall (Pittsburgh), Mike Lieberthal(Philadelphia). Infielders -- Jeff Cirillo (Colorado), Todd Helton (Colorado), Jose Vidro (Montreal) Outfielders -- Brian Giles (Pittsburgh), Vladimir Guerrero(Montreal), Gary Sheffield (Los Angeles).
In the American League, the Yankees and Indians have four players each and the Chicago White Sox, who have the best record in baseball, have three along with Boston and Oakland.
Left-hander Chuck Finley and third baseman Travis Fryman were picked from the Indians, joining Ramirez and Roberto Alomar, the starting second baseman.
Martinez, who struck out five in two innings at Fenway Park in last year's game, is not on the AL's 31-man roster, but he will be introduced as if he were an All-Star and will sit on the AL bench during the game.
The rest of the AL roster has: Pitchers -- James Baldwin (Chicago), Tim Hudson (Oakland), Jason Isringhausen (Oakland), Todd Jones (Detroit), Derek Lowe (Boston), Aaron Sele (Seattle), David Wells (Toronto). Infielders -- Carlos Delgado (Toronto), Ray Durham (Chicago), Nomar Garciaparra (Boston), Troy Glaus (Anaheim), Edgar Martinez (Seattle), Fred McGriff (Tampa Bay), Mike Sweeney (Kansas City). Outfielders -- Carl Everett (Boston), Darin Erstad (Anaheim), Magglio Ordonez (Chicago), Matt Lawton (Minnesota).