How the All-Star teams are selected
- April 24, 2014 - 8:59 PM
HOW ALL-STARS ARE SELECTED
• Fans vote for nine American League starters, including a DH, and eight National League starters.
• Player balloting determines 17 reserves for the AL — five starting pitchers, three relievers and nine position players, including a DH — and 16 for the NL — five starting pitchers, three relievers and eight position players.
• The NL manager fills nine slots. The AL manager fills seven — two fewer because of the DH spots voted upon by fans and players. Each team in the league must have at least one player on the roster.
• The 34th and final spot on each roster comes from a list of five MLB-picked candidates. Fans vote on mlb.com.
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