Jul 08, 2024

Witt, Salvy, Lugo and Ragans earn All-Star nods

Posted Jul 08, 2024 9:53 AM

By Anne Rogers

DENVER -- The Royals are sending four players to the 2024 All-Star Game -- and three of them are going for the first time.

Catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. and starters Seth Lugo and Cole Ragans were all named to the American League All-Star roster, announced Sunday afternoon on MLB Network.

It’s the first time since 2016 that the Royals have four All-Star representatives, and Ragans and Lugo are the first Royals pitchers to be named to an All-Star Game since Jason Vargas in 2017.

This marks the first time in franchise history that the Royals will have two All-Star starting pitchers in the same season.

Witt, Lugo and Ragans are all first-time All-Stars, while Perez is heading to his ninth Midsummer Classic. The All-Star Game is set for July 16 (8 p.m. ET, FOX) at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.