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Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson added to AL All-Star squad

Jul 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) before the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was added to the American Leage All-Star roster on Saturday.

He’ll replace Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros, who was placed in MLB’s health and safety protocols on Friday.

The game is scheduled for Tuesday night at Coors Field in Denver.

This is the first All-Star nod for Anderson, who hit .335 in 2019 to win the AL batting title.

This season, Anderson, 28, is batting .312 with six home runs, 31 RBIs and 14 steals in 72 games this season.

He joins teammates Liam Hendriks, Lance Lynn and Carlos Rodon, all pitchers, on the American League squad. Anderson had three hits in Chicago’s 12-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

The White Sox (52-35) enter play Saturday in first place in the AL Central, 7 1/2 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians.

–Field Level Media