The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Saturday afternoon that Starling Marte has been named as a replacement for Yoenis Cespedes on the National League All-Star team. Marte was one of five players on the final vote ballot earlier this week, finishing second to Brandon Belt in that voting.
Marte is hitting .316/.360/.463 this season, with 19 doubles, four triples, six homers and 27 stolen bases. This is his first All-Star selection. He joins Mark Melancon as the two representatives for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The All-Star game takes place Tuesday night in San Diego.
In other All-Star news, Frank Duncan has been named to the International League All-Star game. Both Josh Bell and Tyler Glasnow were selected for the game, but neither will be participating. Duncan will be the lone Indianapolis representative.