Bieber, Hendriks, Muncy named All-Star fill-ins; Rendon out
Major League Baseball announced the changes Friday.
Bieber, a right-hander with the Indians, is 7-3 with a 3.54 ERA. He’ll join Cleveland teammates Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor and Brad Hand as hometown representatives for the game at Progressive Field.
The Athletics’ Hendriks has a 1.29 ERA over 48 2/3 innings. The Australian righty’s first All-Star appearance will come just more than a year after Oakland designated him for assignment and sent him to Triple-A after he cleared waivers.
Muncy, an infielder with the Dodgers, will replace Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon, who chose to skip the game to rest nagging injuries. It is Muncy’s first All-Star nod, although he competed in last year’s Home Run Derby.