ATLANTA — Major League Baseball announced Friday which players will be starting in the 2022 All-Star Game and there will be an Atlanta Braves play on the field.
Outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. will be the only All-Star starter for Atlanta's hometown team.
According to a release, Acuña Jr. will start alongside standouts Mookie Betts and Trea Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League in the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 19 at Dodger Stadium.
This is Acuña Jr.'s third straight All-Star selection and starting nod.
Acuna will also be a part of the 2022 Home Run Derby. It's set for Monday, July 18 in Los Angeles. The announcement of that news came one week before on July 11.
The 24-year-old, who is from Venezuela, has "seven homers and 17 stolen bases on the season, becomes the fifth player in Braves history with three fan elections, joining Hall of Famer Hank Aaron (5), Dale Murphy (5), Hall of Famer Chipper Jones (4) and former teammate Freddie Freeman (3)," a release said.
He was also the 2018 NL Rookie of the Year and will be joined in the outfield by Betts and Joc Pederson, former World Series Braves Champion, and now of the San Francisco Giants.