Giants News: Carlos Rodon Added to 2022 All-Star Roster

The San Francisco Giants have added yet another name to the 2022 MLB All-Star roster in the form of SP Carlos Rodon.
The San Francisco Giants have added yet another name to the 2022 MLB All-Star roster in the form of SP Carlos Rodon. / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball revealed the 2022 MLB All-Star Game rosters over the weekend, resulting in a mixed reaction from players and fans alike. Before Tuesday, Joc Pederson was set to be the only player representing the San Francisco Giants next week, but that has changed.

The MLB revealed that the Giants' Carlos Rodon will now be taking part in the All-Star festivities. This will be the second time that the veteran left-handed starting pitcher is taking part in the Midsummer Classic after having been named to the American League's team last year.

MLB All-Star Game Roster

Rodon is more than deserving of his latest All-Star nod, replacing Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader, who has opted out of the game. Replacing Hader with Rodon is a no-brainer, especially since the latter is living up to every penny of his two-year, $44 million contract he signed in the offseason.

Making 17 starts thus far, Rodon has gone 8-5 with a 2.70 ERA and 1.060 WHIP, striking out 124 batters over 100 innings. He leads the National League with just 0.4 home runs allowed per nine innings and sits at +1900 odds (T-No. 6) to be named the 2022 NL Cy Young winner on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Many Giants fans saw Rodon's initial omission as being disrespectful, so it's nice that they got what they were longing for. It'll be interesting to see if he actually throws a pitch this year, though, considering that he did not take to the mound during last year's game.

The 2022 MLB All-Star Game will take place at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, July 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

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