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Max Scherzer, Tim Anderson among new replacements for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game

MLB announced 10 new replacements for Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field.

Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the second inning during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park on July 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Major League Baseball announced a slew of replacements for the Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, which will be played at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Out of the 10 replacements, the American League has four players, while the National League has six players.

The four AL players are Tim Anderson (White Sox), Chris Bassitt (Athletics), Whit Merrifield (Royals), and Joey Wendle (Rays). Anderson and Merrifield are replacing Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, who are among seven Astros players sitting out of the MLB All-Star Game. The six NL players are Walker Buehler (Dodgers), Yadier Molina (Cardinals), Freddy Peralta (Brewers), Max Scherzer (Nationals), Justin Turner (Dodgers), and Taijuan Walker (Mets).

MLB also announced that the National League will have two pitchers participating in the All-Star festivities in Kevin Gausman (Giants) and Brandon Woodruff (Brewers) who also are scheduled to start on Sunday to close out the first half of the season. That means neither pitcher will be available for Tuesday’s game. Molina will be the replacement for Buster Posey (Giants), who was voted in by the fans. However, Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto will be in the starting lineup for the NL.