No Royals named starters for 2019 MLB All-Star game

Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier watches his two-run triple against the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
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(WIBW) -- Second baseman Whit Merrifield and third baseman Hunter Dozier were the final two Kansas City Royals left in the ballots for the 2019 MLB All-Star game.

Neither were named starters when the rosters were announced on Thursday.

Instead, the New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu and the Houston Astros' Alex Bregman will start at second and third, respectively.

Kansas City is not completely exempt from the game, though, as the MLB requires each team to have a representative at the All-Star game.

Dozier and Merrifield will find out on Sunday if they have been voted in as reserves. Pitchers will also be revealed on Sunday.

All-Star weekend begins on July 5 and runs through July 9 in Cleveland.

The MLB All-Star Celebrity softball game is on July 7 and the home run derby is on July 8.

The 2019 MLB All-Star game is on July 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Below are the starting rosters for the American League and the National League:


C - Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees
1B - Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians
2B - DJ LeMahieu, New York Yankees
SS - Jorge Polanco, Minnesota Twins
3B - Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
OF - Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
OF - George Springer, Houston Astros
OF - Michael Brantley, Houston Astros
DH - Hunter Pence, Texas Rangers


C - Wilson Contreras, Chicago Cubs
1B - Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves
2B - Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks
SS - Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs
3B - Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies
OF - Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
OF - Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers
OF - Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves