By J.Y. Mortimer
July 8th, 2023
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – Major League Baseball announced today that right-handed pitcher Pablo López has been named to the American League All-Star team.
López, 27, has made 18 starts for the Twins this season, going 5-5 with a 3.89 ERA (111.0 IP, 48 ER), 30 walks, 138 strikeouts, a 1.09 WHIP and a .220 (91-for-413) opponent batting average, leading the team in starts, innings pitched and strikeouts. He ranks second in the AL in strikeouts and innings pitched, fifth in fielding independent pitching (3.16), fourth in pitching WAR (3.2), seventh in opponent batting average and slugging percentage (.358), eighth in opponent OPS (.639) and 10th in opponent on-base percentage (.281).
The Cabimas, Venezuela native will join right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray as one of two Twins representatives at the All-Star Game on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington. López and Gray become the 18th and 19th starting pitchers in Twins history to be named to the AL All-Star team and the first starting pitcher duo since José Berríos and Jake Odorizzi represented the Twins in 2019.
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