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Atlanta Braves Send Four Players To MLB All-Star Game

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman is one of four players from the team heading to the MLB All-Star Game next week in Washington, D.C.
Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman is one of four players from the team heading to the MLB All-Star Game next week in Washington, D.C.
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The Atlanta Braves will send more players to the Major League Baseball All-Star game this year than any other team in the National League.

Four players will represent the Braves in Washington D.C. for the MLB’s Midsummer Classic next week. It’s the most the team has had since 2012.

The Braves’ first baseman Freddie Freeman came in as the top vote getter for the National League with more than four million votes. It’s his third appearance.

He’ll be joined by teammate and right fielder Nick Markakis, who is making his first ever appearance after playing in the MLB for 12 years. Markakis finished second in votes received by National League players.

He also holds the distinction of most games played in the league before making his first all-star game appearance.

Second baseman Ozzie Albies, in his second year, and starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz round out the players who will represent the Braves in the nation’s capital.

The All-Star game is at 7:30 p.m. on July 17.