Perez, Treinen named 2018 MLB All-Stars

Photo 1: Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez celebrates after hitting a home run in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Photo 2: Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Blake Treinen throws during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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(WIBW) -- For the sixth-consecutive year, Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez will be representing the Royals at the MLB All-Star game.

Perez will not be a starter in this year's game like he was the previous four seasons, and is the only Royals player making the trip right now. If an injury occurs or a player declines their invitation, he could be joined by a teammate.

Joining Perez on the American League roster is Oakland Athletics' closer and Osage City-native Blake Treinen. This is Treinen's first All-Star selection.

Treinen has converted his last 19 save opportunities in a row, with 22 saves overall. In 36 games, Treinen has a .86 ERA with 54 strikeouts and over 44 2/3 innings of work.

The 2018 MLB All-Star game will be held in Washington, D.C. on July 17 at Nationals Park, and broadcast live on Fox at 7 p.m.