PITTSBURGH - JULY 09: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates waves to the crowd for a curtain call after being named to the NL All-Star team during the game against the Chicago Cubson July 9, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Andrew McCutchen and Joel Hanrahan will both represent the Pittsburgh Pirates at the MLB All-Star Game for the second consecutive year.
The rosters for the 2012 All-Star Game was unveiled on Sunday afternoon and to no ones surprise, Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named as a reserve. McCutchen ranks fifth in the National League in hitting with an average of .346 while also ranking in the top-10 in home runs and RBIs. This is McCutchen's second straight year being named to the team.
Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan also made the team for a second consecutive year, as the closer boasts a 2.10 ERA with a record of 3-0 and 20 saves.
In a bit of a surprising move, Pirates pitcher James McDonald was left off of the All-Star Game roster despite ranking sixth in the National League in ERA.