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Morning Mound Visit: All Star starters announced

All-Star nods; Locastro on the move; Cowardice from Dave Roberts, Commissioner’s office

Milwaukee Brewers v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Matt Kelly and Manny Randhawa | MLB.com: The starters for the 2021 All-Star Game were announced on Thursday. The Red Sox, Reds, Blue Jays, and Angels will all send two starters each though one of those Angels is Mike Trout who is still injured.

John Griffin | Pinstripe Alley: The Yankees traded for outfielder Tim Locastro on Thursday. Locastro is in the middle of a rough year at the plate as he’s hitting just .178/.271/.220 for a 44 wRC+. In return, the Diamondbacks will receive minor league right-handed reliever Keegan Curtis.

Craig Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus: The commissioner’s office is well within its rights to place Trevor Bauer, who is credibly accused of sexual assault, on administrative leave. Still, Bauer is scheduled to make his next start on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Dodgers have refused to act with manager Dave Roberts saying the matter is out of his hands. It’s a tremendous display of cowardice from both the Dodgers and the league.

Quick Hits

Down a run in the bottom of the ninth, the Cincinnati Reds came back to walk it off on a Tyler Stephenson single.

Jackie Bradley Jr. pulled off a deke to set up an 8-3 double play.

Joey Gallo homered in his fifth straight game.