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White Sox News: Tim Anderson Earns All-Star Game Nod

Larry Rupp
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson earned a 2021 All-Star bid.
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson earned a 2021 All-Star bid. / Ron Vesely/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox recently announced that shortstop Tim Anderson has been named to the American League All-Star team. The 28-year-old will join teammates Lance Lynn, Carlos Rodon and Liam Hendriks at the festivities this week culminating in the All-Star game on Tuesday night.

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This is Anderson's first All-Star game nod as he was named the replacement for Houston Astros Carlos Correa. Correa has decided not to attend the All-Star game so that he can stay at home with his pregnant wife over the short break. Anderson was one of 10 players added to the AL & NL rosters.

The seventh-year pro has been enjoying a great season for the first-place White Sox slashing .312/.350/.429 through his first 72 games of the season. Overall, Anderson leads the team with 53 runs scored and has also racked up 6 home runs, 31 RBI and 14 stolen bases.

Anderson has established himself as one of the most productive shortstop in all of baseball and seems to improve every single year. The 2019 AL batting champion is set to come off the bench in Colorado given Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts earned the starting role at the position.

It will all go down at Coors Field and now White Sox fans can keep an eye on their exciting young shortstop as well as the team's dominant pitchers on the mound. The National League is currently a -120 moneyline favorite this year, according to All-Star Game odds posted on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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