Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez (or “CarGo”) will play in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. He is the fourth Venezuelan from the northwestern state of Zulia to play in this classic, according to the Venezuelan daily La Verdad.
Others players from Zulia to have been chosen for All-Star Teams include Luis Aparicio, who participated 13 times and is only Venezuelan in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Victor Davalillo and Wilson Alvarez, both of whom played once.
So far, CarGo’s performance includes 58 RBIs, 17 home runs and a batting average of .38. His solid stats set the stage for his participation in the All-Star game.
More All-Star Venezuelans
Two more Venezuelan players who will be at Kauffman Stadium on July 10 are Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants, who will be the 3B starter in the National League roster, and Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros, who will play 2B in reserves, reported La Verdad.
Also in the American League for the All-Star game are Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, Asdrúbal Cabrera of the Cleveland Indians, Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers, and Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners.
Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / July 2, 2012