Atlanta Braves Catcher Brian McCann Elected As All-Star Starter

Brian McCann holds the All-Star MVP trophy in 2010.

On Sunday Atlanta Braves fans found out that their catcher, Brian McCann, will finally start an All-Star game after being elected by the fans as the starting catcher for the National League. This will be McCann's sixth All-Star appearance in his seventh year in the league. He has made the All-Star team each of his first six full seasons in the Majors.

McCann is coming off of an All-Star MVP performance in 2010 after hitting a clutch three-run double to give the NL the lead.

Here are the rest of this year's NL All-Star starters:

1B: Prince Fielder, Brewers
2B: Rickie Weeks, Brewers
SS: Jose Reyes, Mets
3B: Placido Polanco, Phillies
OF: Lance Berkman, Cardinals
OF: Ryan Braun, Brewers
OF: Matt Kemp, Dodgers
C: Brian McCann, Braves

Three more Braves have been selected to the All-Star game as player selections. Starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens and relief pitcher Jonny Venters will appear in their first All-Star game, and third baseman Chipper Jones will appear in his seventh All-Star game.

Notable omissions include closer Craig Kimbrel and starter Tommy Hanson.

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