Indians' Francisco Lindor and Brad Hand Named to American League All-Star Team

Matt Loede

Two more Indians will be joining All-Star starter Carlos Santana for the MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland on July 9th.

Both shortstop Francisco Lindor and closer Brad Hand were both named to the squad Sunday afternoon following the teams' 2-0 shutout in Baltimore.

This season Lindor is hitting .291 (76-for-261) with 16 doubles, 1 triple, 12 home runs, 27 RBI and 41 runs scored in 64 games so far in 2019 (.349/.498/.848).

The selection mark’s Lindor’s fourth consecutive trip to the Mid-Summer Classic, joining Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau (seven, 1940-44; 1947-48) as the only shortstops in club history with at least four career All-Star appearances.

Francisco collected his 100th career home run on April 26, becoming the third-youngest player in club history and third-youngest full-time shortstop to do so, behind only Cal Ripken, Jr. and Álex Rodríguez.

Hand has 23 saves for the Indians, and will be making his first All-Star appearance with the Indians, and third straight after two appearances with the San Diego Padres.

This season Hand is 4-3 with a 2.29 ERA in 37 relief appearances (35.1IP, 26H, 9ER, 9BB, 53K, .203 avg), notching 23 saves in 24 opportunities (96%).

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