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2012 MLB All-Star Game Rosters: Detroit's Prince Fielder To Start At 1B, Joins Miguel Cabrera And Justin Verlander

The 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game rosters are out, and three Detroit Tigers players will be joining the festivities this year at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium.

Starting at first base is none other than slugger Prince Fielder, who will be making his fourth appearance and first as an American Leaguer. Fielder, who hopes to take part in the Home Run Derby the day before the big game, will be joined on the team by 2011 MVP winner Justin Verlander in his fifth career trip to the midseason extravaganza.

Along with Verlander and Fielder on the team is Miguel Cabrera at third base, who will make his seventh appearance. Former Detroit closer Fernando Rodney, currently with the Rays, was also named to the squad for the first time in his big league career. As far as snubs go, Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson narrowly missed the cut, as AL manager Ron Washington opted to choose a number of his own players with his manager selections.

Here are the full American League rosters:

Starters
Mike Napoli - C
Prince Fielder - 1B
Robinson Cano - 2B
Derek Jeter - SS
Adrian Beltre - 3B
Josh Hamilton - LF
Curtis Granderson - CF
Jose Bautista - RF
David Ortiz - DH

Reserves
Adam Jones - OF
Matt Wieters - C
Adam Dunn - 1B
Paul Konerko - 1B
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Miguel Cabrera - 3B
Billy Butler - DH
Mike Trout - OF
Mark Trumbo - 1B
Joe Mauer - C
Elvis Andrus - SS
Ian Kinsler - 2B

Pitchers
Matt Harrison - SP
Joe Nathan - RP
Felix Hernandez - SP
Ryan Cook - RP
Justin Verlander - SP
C.C. Sabathia - SP (Replaced by C.J. Wilson - SP)
Jered Weaver - SP
Jim Johnson - RP
Chris Sale - SP
Chris Perez - RP
Fernando Rodney - RP
David Price - SP

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